Wag More ~ Bark Less

February 4, 2014



Wag More Bark Less


I am definitely obsessed with housewares and home d├ęcor items. I cannot go into a store that sells them and ignore the pull. It doesn't matter what kind of accessories we're talking about, I mean I don't even have a dog and yet the other day I was inexplicably picking up and admiring the large pet beds at a local Marshall's.


The patterns were just so pretty!  Of course, I wasn't crazy enough to buy one, although I did give some serious thought as to how I could possibly repurpose one ~ were any of the kids really small enough to use it as a seat?  I digress...but while I was poking around, I did find this sign.


Wag More ~ Bark Less! 


What an awesome sentiment. So simple and yet so powerful. I don't know why I have such an affinity for quotes and pithy sayings. I think perhaps it has something to do with my love for words in general.  Or maybe it's just that the sayings are small enough for my aging brain to process and remember. Either way, this one is a keeper.

It's a simple reminder, declaring in black and white, that how I react to things during my day is a choice. I can get angry or I can choose to take a step back and breathe. I can look at my to do list as a problem or a challenge. I can yell at my kids or I can speak to them. The choice is really up to me.

Do I want to spend my days barking or wagging?

Of course, I want to wag. Doesn't everyone? Unfortunately, sometimes, the days get a little harried and I get a little flustered and I find myself interacting and reacting in ways that I am not always so proud of or happy about.  

Well, now I have a sign that will remind me, very eloquently, to smile more and gripe less, to laugh more and grudge less, to wag more and bark less.  I really like that...a lot!  Just don't tell my cat!


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30 comments:

  1. Wise words to remind you! I always like things like that. :)

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    1. Me too! Now I just have to remember to heed the wise words! ;)

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  2. THIS one is going in my kitchen!!!!
    and I hope my grumpy cat will read it!!!!!! :^)
    Thank you so much for the wonderful laugh!!
    Blessings,
    J

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    1. Haha! My cat's grumpy, too...and when she wags her tail, it is NOT a good thing! Glad I made you laugh!

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    1. Now if I could get everyone else in the house to do it, it would be really great! ;)

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    1. Thanks! Too bad I don't have a dog! :)

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  5. Love this! Thanks for sharing it. What a great sentiment. I think I will be looking for a place to put one.

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    1. It is a great sentiment, isn't it? Simple. Just the way I like them! :)

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  6. Amen Kim! Don't worry your not the only one with that kind of weakness! This find though is truly worth snagging!

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    1. I always love your posts where you share your bargains. We are kindred spirits in that way! :)

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  7. Ahh, yes, the barking thing. Thank goodness for "grace" because I know I need it more than not. Lovely sign, especially like the large font. Visiting via "ShadyPorch" link up

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    1. Thanks Barb...I like the large font too! Easier for these middle age eyes to see, harder for my kids to ignore! ;)

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  8. love it and not just cause im a huge doggie lover

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    1. I think the doggies have the right idea with this one! ;)

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  9. So funny! I could use that reminder! xoxo Jen

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    1. I think on some days we all could! ;) Thanks for commenting Jen!

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  10. You're so funny, I love your humor! I had to make a vow not to wander over to the home ware sections because I have had to get rid of so many things to make room for what I need! :(

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    1. I know, it can be very addictive! Things always look so pretty on display, but I don't really have a lot of room to store things, so I get it! Glad I could make you laugh!

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  11. Love this, Kim, and yes, so true! I am finding that the older I get, I am doing more wagging and less barking, as the sound of the latter just seems to be a cacophony that is getting harder to quiet down, while wagging one's 'tail' is silently pleasing!

    Poppy

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    1. You're so right, Poppy! Wagging is way more fun...and probably better for our health! :)

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  12. Life is too short not to wag. ;-) Cute reminder, Kim.

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  13. Funny and cute post!! LOL - the local vet here has that quote on their outdoor "bill board". I smile every time I see it!!! Julia

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    1. So simple and yet so true...I smile when I see it too! :)

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  14. I need to keep this in mind especially when I'm having a rough day :)
    found you from the Shady porch hop!

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    1. Agreed, Debbie! It's definitely harder to wag on the rough days! Thanks for popping by!

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  15. My aging brain loves this sentiment too! I have purposed to wag my day away. Thanks for sharing. I am pinning to my Quotes & Sayings board. Blessings, D

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    1. Thanks D! I love getting pinned! It is a good saying, I'm trying to wag more, too! ;)

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