Rainy Day Gift of Gratitude
Overnight and early morning thunderstorms here in the Florida Panhandle made for rainy day fun for me and my dog Valentino. We began our day becoming soaking wet during our morning walk in the neighborhood, trudging through mud puddles along our way.
After Valentino's mid-day snack, well hidden in his Kong toy to keep him busy for a bit, my dog needed another walk. Off we went for a quick potty walk in the back yard, again in the pouring rain.
I have trained my dog Valentino to pee on command, thankfully. His command words are, "Give thanks!" But of course, after my dog takes care of business, he sits pretty for a treat for which he is always thankful.
Today, standing in the rain awaiting the dog's response to my command by one of the tall pines, I looked down at the ground and found a beauty of a polished stone. It's sort of heart-shaped and oh, so pretty.
Too strange that all the time I've spent in the yard with my dogs I'd never seen this stone before! It was almost like it dropped right out of the trees along with the pine cones.
To me it was a gift of gratitude from nature. Surely it symbolizes my love for Valentino and his love for me. How grateful we both are to have one another. Yes, even on a rainy day.
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