A few weeks ago, I had to put down my Midnight. He was thirteen years and four months old. I was devastated and to my surprise this wonderful girl named Jaida came along to adopt. I couldn’t believe she came along the same week I had to put my Midnight down. My dogs have to be exceptional because they are therapy dogs. I got her on a Saturday and on Sunday she was in the office seeing patients just like Midnight did. I believe Midnight sent Jaida to me. It’s crazy how much they look and behave alike. I feel so very blessed to have had Midnight and now to have Jaida.
We are going through some tough times but we need to focus on what we have not what we have lost. We need to be filled with gratitude each and every day. We need to take sometime and look for the blessings that are bestowed upon us on a daily basis. Take this time that we are all needing to staying home to work on becoming your best selves. Don’t be anxious and depressed instead practice being hopeful, grateful, relaxed, positive and have faith in yourself and in our world that we will come out better individually and as a nation.
Every morning when Jaida and I walk I celebrate another day by witnessing the sunrise and I’m truly honored by another day of life and being witness to such natural beauty. Every evening as the sunsets and fills the sky with a rainbow of magnificent colors I feel peace in knowing I survived yet another day and was filled with gratitude, joy and hope. Please keep believing in miracles and in our world. Both Midnight and Jaida my miracles have changed my life!!!!!
This article was written by Nancy Stoops M.A., M.F.T. Nancy is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Diamond Bar and is currently accepting new clients; she is also a motivational speaker who can inspire your employees or group members. Nancy runs free family support groups, a group on loss for seniors, and groups on how to manage anger. For more information about any of these services feel free to contact her at (909) 229-0727. You may e-mail Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.