I was given a book by my best friend several months ago with the stipulation that I return it when finished. It sat on my desk collecting dust - as many do these days - until another friend asked me if I had read The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein. A flicker of memory...uh, no I hadn't read the book but I think someone gave it to me to read. This friend said she had read it twice and it was her new all time favorite book as did my best friend. Hmmm maybe it was something I should try to read. I get started on so many books and loose interest or my place by getting caught up in every day events. But today, I thought, I am going to read this little book. I couldn't put it down.
As I read, I started thinking about my relationships with my own dog (it is a book written from a dogs perspective - they are so insightful!), my husband, my children (all grown up with kids of their own), and my real estate business. One of the quotes in the book reads "That which you manifest is before you."
My dog is a yellow lab named Bandit. His favorite thing to do in the whole wide world is to run after his frizbee; next, it's to go for a jog with me. Now that the Arizona summer is upon us, I only allow him to run after dark when it's somewhat cooler and then let him dive into the pool to cool himself down. It's so simple and it takes less than 15 minutes of my time to do this for him. He's a happier, healthier dog when he gets his run nad swim...."That which you manifest is before you."