I had so much fun with last Friday’s question, that I decided to pose another one to you today. Maybe this will become a regular thing, who knows?
Like last week, I was too unimaginative to come up with a query of my own so I am “borrowing” one from another blogger. Every week Grouchy Puppy shares a different “Influence Positively Interview” that features someone from the animal community who “gives fearlessly or influences positively.” As I am sure you can imagine, the stories these people share are galvanizing. Immediately after reading I want to dive out the door and start making a difference in the world. Unfortunately, my laziness usually kicks in about halfway across the living room. Five minutes later you’ll probably find me back on the computer, looking up agility bloopers on Youtube.
One of the first questions asked during these Grouchy Puppy interviews is one I have thought on intently:
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
There is no simple, easy answer, is there? It changes all the time. The word “happiness” has such a subjective definition. For myself, I think I find it most often in the little moments of peace that occur randomly throughout the day. Happiness can indeed be a warm puppy, or a fuzzy blanket, or a smile from a stranger.
However, when I try to think of my “happy place” the same scene emerges over and over again: walking in our forest, Shiva off-leash leaping over branches and scarfing seeds, the sun just rising and filtering through the trees, not a sound to be heard but the jingle of her tags and the crunch of my feet. No matter what’s going on in the world or what problems await me when I return home, in those moments I am completely and perfectly happy.
What makes you, or your dog, happiest?