Meet Z

Are you a dog person or cat person? While I loved my cats, I am most definitely a dog person. I love their personalities and their unconditional love. You, their owner, make their day. You are who they look forward to seeing or being with.                                                                                                                                                    You can learn a lot from dogs. Z has recently taught me something. Z has a mind of his own. (I know, so do I.) Sometimes, you know what Z wants or doesn’t want to do. At other times, it’s a guess.
Lately, Z’s been refusing to get out of my car or John’s truck, even after going to the dog park. We try to tempt him with food…or treats…or anything. But Z is sticking to his guns. I feel bad. He’s missing out. It’s been nice outside and Z is sitting in a cold, dark garage by himself determined to do?
Z has something in his head that he wants to do. And he’s determined to do it. Unfortunately, we don’t know what that is.
It’s made me wonder. Do I do that? Do I stubbornly stick to my way of thinking? Am I missing out on something wonderful God has for me? Am I staying in a cold, dark place instead of enjoying some blessing God wants to share with me?
In this time of uncertainty, don’t be Z. Don’t let the news reports put you in a dark place. Look for the blessings in each day, in each moment. Perhaps it’s the sunshine…or more time with family…or that project you wanted to do…or that class or skill you wanted to learn. This is, indeed, a rare time. Take advantage of the good opportunities during it. Be creative!