Wise or Foolish New Years Resolution to emulate?
In many cultures throughout the ancient world, dogs figured prominently and, largely, were regarded in much the same way that they are today. Dogs were seen as faithful companions, hunters, guardians, and as a treasured part of the family.
I read this post in Michael Wilson’s Blog Quotes, Thoughts, and Musings about New Years Resolutions
“I think this makes for a great new year’s resolution!”
“Be more dog:
When loved ones come home, run to greet them;
Never pass the opportunity for a joy ride. Allow the experience of wind and fresh air in your face to be pure ecstasy, rather than an inconvenience;
Stretch before rising;
Run, romp, and play daily;
Thrive on attention, and let people touch you;
Avoid biting when a simple growl will do;
On warm days, stop to lie on your back in the grass;
On hot days, drink lots of water and lie down under a tree;
When you’re happy, dance around and wag your entire body;
Delight in the joy of a long walk;
Never pretend to be something you’re not;
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it;
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by, and nuzzle them gently.
Be more dog.”
During King Solomon’s time, a dog was considered to be a low vile animal as evidenced in this proverb.
As a dog returns to its vomit, a fool repeats his folly. (Proverb, 26:11)
The dog is utterly lacking in discretion that it eats again what it has vomited; the fool is equally incapable of learning the most elementary lessons from his experience in life. Not only is the fool incapable of learning from a wisdom teacher, neither can he learn from experience. (Proverbs Mc Kane)
What is My Point?
This new year many of us will make good intentioned news yeas resolutions. Unfortunately, only eight percent will stick to their resolutions as I explained in a previous post, King Solomon, Why only Eight Percent…..
Hopefully, perhaps this post may help inspire you to emulate a dogs good traits and behaviors, rather than a dogs bad trait to return to its vomit?
In My Opinion
I personally love dogs for their affection and loyalty. Most dog owners love their dogs and do not mind cleaning up after their dog because the pleasurable companionship of dogs in a household.
However, wisdom proverbs are goads, like a stick was used to goad animals to prod them to move in the right direction.
I believe we all can agree that it is not wise or healthy for either humans or dogs to return to their vomit.
Our Creator gave us the power to make choices, however, it takes wisdom and willpower to make difficult choices to change or behavior and bad trait habits or behaviours for the better.
Which dog behavior traits will you choose to emulate this New Year?
Will this post comparison inspire you to wise up and become one of the those doggone successful eight per centers?
Regards and goodwill blogging.
Quotes and Musings HERE
King Solomon, Why Only Eight Percent HERE
Dogs in the Ancient World HERE