In the chaos of everyday life, it is easy to forget the simple things that can help us to breathe more easily, love more enthusiastically and live more joyfully. Author, educator and resilience specialist Maggie Dent knows sometimes we find our greatest teachers where we least expect them — in this case perhaps quietly curled up on the couch beside us, or chomping on a large bone in the back yard.
A Dogs Life Wisdoms is a humorous, insightful and poignant look at living a meaningful life through the eyes of a very wise dog. It contains 21 succinct wisdoms that remind us how to be in the world, how to laugh and how to land on all fours when life tries to knock us flat.
If you love someone - show them that every day.
No matter what time of day or night, I wag my tail to show how much I love my family. When I haven’t seen them for a while, like a day or two, I also run around making little barking sounds. When I haven’t seen them for a long time, like a month, I add some running up and over furniture combined with a little high-pitched yapping so they know just how much I’ve missed them.
It is so important to always show our love to those we love – it is really all that matters.
Maggie Dent is commonly known as Australia’s ‘queen of common-sense’, Maggie Dent is an author, educator, and parenting and resilience specialist with a particular interest in the early years and adolescence. Maggie’s experience includes teaching, counselling, and working in palliative care/funeral services and suicide prevention. Maggie is an advocate for the healthy, common-sense raising of children in order to strengthen families and communities. She is a passionate, positive voice for children of all ages.
“Whats the one thing most self-improvement books have in abundance? An awful earnestness. This ones different … even while it dispenses insights on life and how to live it, the little book is full of that rare quality – wit.”— Paul Smith, Kiwiboomers
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