Thankfulness

Deb D’Andrea, Nederland.  Each and every day I am thankful for all the beauty surrounding life, for the creatures that share their presence with us, for the world in all its glory; and for the tiny, almost inaudible, moment in time I have on this Earth to make a positive imprint. I’m one of those ‘the cup is half full’ people; and while life isn’t always easy, this positive perspective has guided me through times of darkness.

 

I am thankful for all creatures I have had the pleasure to meet, to share a moment with, and to help in whatever capacity I could. I am thankful to be living in the mountains, which provide fresh air, sunshine, wilderness and a connection to nature lost in many communities. I am thankful for living here, where we can see the stars and almost touch them. Where we live with nature, wildlife and all it offers, in harmony. Where our souls can sing.

 

I am thankful for my Girls – Tiki, Bear and Sally – who bring love, light and curiosity into my life every day. My thankfulness overflows for Tiki, who is celebrating four years since her brain surgery; which was originally predicted to provide her maybe two years. Bear and Sally are incredible sisters, with Bear offering hugs and Sally still skeptical regarding humans.

 

I am thankful for my friends, some I’ve known since I was a teenager; others, I’ve gotten to know in recent times. I enjoy their broad range of hobbies, interests, lively conversations and; of course, I love how many amazing musicians I call friends. I am thankful for the community of musicians here who share their talent for us to enjoy; and celebrate the diversity of music that flows through the mountains.

 

During the holiday season, thankfulness can get lost in the hustle and bustle. I hope you can find a moment to be thankful, to hug your beloved pet, to reach out to a friend you haven’t seen in a while; and to find thankfulness in your world each and every day.

 

Till next time. Deb D’Andrea, founder of 4TheLuvOfDogz & the Caribou Dog Ranch is recognized by the State of Colorado as a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and will visit your home or Vet’s office to work with your dog. Canine Agility may be offered at the Caribou Dog Ranch in 2017 if there is interest. Deb currently has limited availability for new Petz Nanny Clients; and she bakes up fresh dog treats & doggy birthday cakes per order. For information contact Deb at 720-675-7078 or email: info@4theluvofdogz.com.

Deb D'Andrea

Deb D’Andrea, columnist for The Mountain Ear, and founder of 4TheLuvOfDogz & the Caribou Dog Ranch is recognized by the State of Colorado as a Certified Canine Massage Therapist and visits your home or Vet to work with your dog. Canine Agility may be offered at the Caribou Dog Ranch in 2018 if there is interest. Deb currently has limited availability for new Petz Nanny Clients; and she bakes up fresh dog treats & doggy birthday cakes per order. For information contact Deb at 720-675-7078 or email: info@4theluvofdogz.com.