"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me they are the role model for being alive." ~ Gilda Radner
We love animals, particularly ones who live with us or are cared for by us and trust us with their very lives. But that is not why they love us; they love us because that is the heart of who they are. Looking into the eyes of your dog (or your cat) you know that you are loved without condition, without limit. Is this not how we are called to invite others to look into our eyes and reflect back to them how much they mean to us. The difference is that, when we give them a chance—when we stop to look, dogs will always be ready to love. This is what makes them the “role model for being alive”. What an amazing place this world would be if we were always, literally always, ready to show others and the earth that kind of love.
Gentle Thought: Can you imagine what a gift you could give to the world, if you could reflect love without limitations, without conditions, without regard for ourselves?