Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"Sleep in heavenly peace....."

What is it about a sleeping pet or a sleeping child that is so entirely beautiful and peaceful? As hectic as the day can get, I quite often can be sitting at my desk, turn around and see peace. There can be dogs barking in the clinic kennel, but the office is peaceful. There can be stacks of charts piling up in my callback pile, but the office is peaceful. The appointment calendar can be double booked, but the office is peaceful. Ok, maybe not when the computer is acting up or the software program has logged it's twentieth error message of the morning. But all it takes is a moment to stop and smell the roses or in this case, stop and watch the sleeping dogs.

The Christmas season is a great time to step back and take a moment to look for the peace. When the shopping, baking, decorating, wrapping, traveling, socializing, eating and drinking are done and the night is quiet and silent, then everything comes back into a calm balance. All it takes is a moment to watch a sleeping dog or cat and you can just feel the calm. The innocence of the moment. The Peace.

Please enjoy some pictures taken in my office and a couple from home. Not all are my critters, but most of them have been heard snoring in the office at one time or another. Take time to watch your pets sleeping. I almost guarantee you will feel better.

May you and your family have a joyful and peaceful holiday season!

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