Focus on Joy

This past weekend Sarah and I were blessed to have all three of our grandkids with us.  Sarah took them down to the river to play in the sand.  I am still using a cane with a walking boot so I passed on the adventure...but they did send me a picture of the great time they were having.  Check out those smiles. Why can't we all just enjoy the little things in life like kids do?  We used to have that true joy in our hearts, but somehow that has escaped us.  As they say life kicked in.  The Bible tells us that we should rejoice in the Lord, and be joyful in God our Savior.   I for one am going to start focus on being more joyful.  There are so many things that bring me joy...I am going to intentionally spend time with them.  I would recommend you do

Animal Therapy

I continue to listen and learn during my recovery period from my broken ankle. Everyday things become clearer to me, probably because now I am taking the time to think…rather than just rushing to my next event. I have realized that a major piece of my therapy, in addition to my Family and Friends, are my dogs…two Labs named Bailey and Jolene. I have heard about animal therapy before, but this is the first time I have experienced it first hand. The dogs give me unconditional love. They are accepting, comforting, and non judgmental. Being around them reduces stress and anxiety. They are great listeners (especially when I have a treat in my hand) and don't ask any questions. They seem to agree with everything I say. They are always at my side. They have been extremely helpful in my recovery. Animal therapy has been proven to do things like reduce
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