As I sat at my dining table, I peered down at my two dogs lying there warm in front of the fire. They seemed so complete. I started to think about one of my dogs inparticularly. Greenlee. She is a beagle/chihuahua mix that I adopted when she was around eight years old. The poor little thing had obviously had a tumultuous life prior to that. She arrived at a rural high kill shelter dirty, with ear mites, skinny, and terrified.
Luckily for her a wonderful rescue http://shelbycohumanesociety.com/index.php saved her. It was 3 months later that I adopted her.
I have had Greenlee for over four years now and as I watched her sleep, it made me reflect. This dog had less than nothing for 8 years which is about half her life considering dog life spans. She now has everything she needs: high quality food, fresh water, shelter from the elements, and me, who loves this little one dearly.
There is so much I can learn from this. She never wants or asks for a new better shinier collar or the lastest fashion in food bowls. She has all that she needs to be happy, her needs, nothing more.
I’ve been on a mission for a minimalistic simple life for sometime now. I can learn from Greenlee, she has mastered it!