My Hayley! She’s my baby. She is the best snuggle buddy, she is always happy to see me and she is adorable. I never thought I would have pets as an adult but I am thankful for her.
It’s only Monday and it has already been a trying week. Sheesh!
Truth be told, the whole month of March has been pretty hard on me; I really had to dig to find 10 things for this post. I just had to work a little to remember that in spite of it all, I am truly blessed. Something that helped me was recalling a song that we used to sing when I was on the praise team at church (back when I use to go).
The song simply says…
‘As I look back over my life, I can see how Your love has guided me. Even though I’ve done wrong, You never left me alone; You forgave me, and still You kept on blessing’. So, here we go!
1.) God-I know that not everyone believes but I do. My faith helps me through the tough times.
2.) Work!-I am soooo thankful to be employed; even though my job stresses me out sometimes.
3.) Family-The one I was born into as well as those I’ve added by choice.
4.) My Parents-I got to spend another birthday (hers) with my mommy and they just celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary.
5.) Tomi-we had our 6 month wedding anniversary. Still the best day ever!
6.) Entrepreneurial Endeavors-I have become an ordained minister and am now waiting for my business license. I am going to perform weddings!
7.) Music-I love creating playlists for the different aspects of my life. I appreciate the way music helps you feel your feelings; good bad or indifferent.
8.) Hayley-Shih Tzu cuddles are the best after a long, hard day.
9.) Positive Self-Image
I appreciate all the positive body imagery I come across on my journey to improve my body.
10.) Life-It’s crazy, stressful, happy, sad, tumultuous, rewarding and countless other descriptive words. Most importantly, its mine! I wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Just over a year ago we brought Hayley home. She was an adorable, little Shih Tzu puppy who had been rescued from a situation that was less than desirable.
We were not looking for a dog but we went to meet her and Tomi fell in love so she became part of the family that day.
I was a little indifferent toward her because earlier that year, we had to put Sophie, our spastic little Pomeranian to sleep and I was still grieving. I wasn’t mean to Hayley but I tried not to bond with her. I did, however, find it necessary to get her a toy since she was coming to her new home so we stopped at Petco. She was interested in anything that squeaked so I grabbed a rubber pig from the bargain bin. Its her favorite! No matter how many other toys we bring home, she ALWAYS wants her piggy.
Of course, she is my favorite little buddy now. I lovingly call her my little “dirty ball” because it seems she is eternally in need of a bath. Watching her play with her pig, tossing it from one end of the room to the other, brings her hours of happiness and it makes me smile and laugh to watch her. Best $2 I ever spent.
Just Me, JaVonna