Dogs are such a wonderful part of our lives. The pure and unconditional love of a dog can instantly take away any pain and worries I have in life. I can only strive to emanate the same kind of love that this little guy has for me. Always, always giving unconditionally.
I’ve always had that missing component. I was never perfect. I’m still far from perfect. And, I may never be. The struggle is believing that I’m enough…
I must learn to love the fool in me–the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of my human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my Fool.
—Theodore I. Rubin (via shantosophy)