Much of day to day life falls into a string of routine activities. The trick is to appreciate the routine and mundane as they occur, instead of only after some event that upends the apple cart.
Our routine revolves around the Pampered Princess in a Yellow Lab Suit. Daisy makes us laugh every day. Just watching her sprawl on the rug is worth a smile. She can also be totally annoying. She has a mind of her own. Not her fault. She’s been raised (by the Big Guy) to think of “commands” as suggestions.
She decides what direction to head on a walk, or even if she feels like taking a walk at all. There are days when she grabs an old sneaker from the garage and parks herself on the front lawn, ignoring my coaxing to take a stroll around the neighborhood. She also has an old towel that she drags out as well. She has a $20 Himalayan chew, but she prefers a smelly old sneaker. Go figure. To be fair, Frank has more success getting her to budge. She just ignores me.
She’s also convinced us that she prefers three meals a day. Same basic amount, but she likes lunch. She gets it. Someday, I’m going to figure out just how she manages to coax us into doing exactly what she wants.
Human nature being what it is, it’s easy to let the days slip by unnoticed. But it’s Spring. A perfect time to become more aware of our surroundings and the routine events that, if we’re fortunate, make life worthwhile.