I am participating in Five Minute Friday (it has been far too long since my last FMF post) again this week. This week’s prompt is “Notice”. I encourage you to link up and write for five minutes today!
Sometimes it is hard to notice what is going on around us because there is SO much going on around us. That is what I’m feeling right now. I noticed (a little) that I wasn’t spending enough time with our dog – going for walks, cuddling up with her like we used to, going out and throwing the ball around…I had gotten too busy, too distracted by other things, too lazy. And now, she’s gone. I would notice her in the house, especially when my husband traveled (which he does relatively often), but not to the point where I really paid attention and appreciated it. Now, my husband is off on a trip and I won’t have Bella around to bark at noises and serve as our protector.
We often fail to Notice what we have until that thing is gone. I’m sad that Bella is gone. But, I’m even more sad that I didn’t notice her more when she was here.
We will get a new dog. We will certainly love that new dog. And I hope that we will notice that dog and appreciate it throughout its life. And I hope that it will also serve as a reminder to us to notice all we have around us – friends, family, our home, our cherished things, our cat and all that goes along with those things.
Thanks for the opportunity to share!