I am definitely obsessed with housewares and home décor 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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