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Summer Delight

“You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.” – Daisnku Ikeda

I’m still waiting for a “slow” summer. In the past week, I’ve heard several times from others that they can’t believe it’s the 4th of July already, half of the year over. Summer calls out the best in us, inviting us deep and long into each day. We take it a little easier, walk a little lighter.

On Monday evening, Jeanne and I went for a run at Como Lake. The weather shifted quickly so we cut the run short and snuck into the pavilion for a water that turned into a beer. As we listened to live big band music and watched some dancing, the skies opened wide and the rain pounded the pavement. As soon as the down pour started, three little kids rushed out of the shelter into the rain and through puddles with pure joy and delight, without hesitation.

Kids and dogs don’t overthink or complicate their life. They just live it and every damn moment of it. As you celebrate independence day, may we all find the freedom that our four legged friends and little ones have mastered.

Summer, kids and dogs are calling. Heed the call.

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” – Anatole France

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  1. Beautiful post! I hope you have a wonderful Independence Day and wonderful summer! Hugs Lisa and Bear

    July 2, 2015
    • Thank you – have a wonderful celebration, everyday.

      July 2, 2015
  2. My dogs and myself both love having all the windows and doors open 24/7. The dogs post guard on the deck overlooking the woods and alert to deer, coyotes, bears and feral cats. We have a mama bear and cub this season and the dogs barked for almost an hour watching them cut through the property. I am most happy to be on my mile high deck. I don’t bark but I do get to watch danger free. Yes summer is wonderful.

    July 2, 2015
    • Thanks so much for sharing your world – it sounds fabulous. Life is good.

      July 2, 2015

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