Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Never Ending Hope

We should all live our lives like Murphy the Golden Retriever. Murphy has hope all the time. He never remembers the disappointment or rejection he felt with previous experiences and always come to each subsequent experience with a heart (and sometimes stomach) full of hope.

Every time someone heads to the front door, he is hopeful he is going for a walk.

Every time someone opens the freezer, he is hopeful someone will give him ice to eat.

Every time Abby has a snack in the living room, he is hopeful she will drop some and he’ll be able to ‘bat clean-up’ when she’s done.

Every time someone grates cheese, he is hopeful some will jump off the counter and land on the floor for him to enjoy.

Every time we take him to the back yard, he is hopeful someone will throw the ball for him for hours and hours.

Every time he walks up to someone new on the street, he is hopeful they will pet him.

Every time he sees a US Postal mail truck, he is hopeful it’s our mailman Victor.

We should all lives our lives like Murphy, greeting each experience as if it was our first and opening our hearts to be full of hope. Murphy never stops believing he is going to get what he wants.

Have a great day!

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