Dog Wisdom

An excerpt from Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do

Lesson 1: Dogs Are Happy

Show me a dog, and I'll show you a picture of happiness. Think about it. Have you ever heard anyone say of a dog, "Well, he's very successful and lives in a beautiful house, but he's not very happy"? One reason most dogs are much happier than most people is that dogs aren't affected by external circumstances the way we are. NEXT-->



Lesson 1: Dogs Are Happy

It's not the circumstances of our lives that make us happy or unhappy -- it's the story we tell ourselves about those circumstances. Our happiness can be independent of whatever "blessings" or "catastrophes" are going on in our lives because happiness is an inner state, not an outer one. NEXT-->




From Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do, by Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber, Copyright© November 2003, The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of The Penguin Group, Inc., used by permission.

Lesson 3: Dogs Love to Play

Dogs have an endless capacity to play. It is definitely one of their top priorities, and they do their best to remind us that it should be one of ours, too. NEXT-->





From Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do, by Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber, Copyright© November 2003, The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of The Penguin Group, Inc., used by permission.

Lesson 3: Dogs Love to Play

Taking an occasional break is important in any kind of ongoing work activity, but if the break involves play, it is even more nourishing. If we want to take care of ourselves at work every day, taking a spontaneous play break is the best thing we can do for our health and mental wellbeing. As our dogs constantly remind us, anytime is the right time to play. NEXT-->





From Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do, by Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber, Copyright© November 2003, The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of The Penguin Group, Inc., used by permission.

Lesson 5: Dogs Know How to Love

I am certain that if the masses of humans begin to practice as much love as our dogs do, then the world will become a much more loving place. NEXT-->





From Dogs Don't Bite When a Growl Will Do, by Matt Weinstein and Luke Barber, Copyright© November 2003, The Berkley Publishing Group, a member of The Penguin Group, Inc., used by permission.

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