Monday, May 20, 2013
The Dog Whisperer and Me
So what did I do over my weekend?
I went to see a movie with Tom (Oblivion. Strange flick.), I worked in our yard and during my breaks, Tom and I watched lots of Fringe. I cleaned bits of the house, shopped for groceries, lugged more bricks and bags of soil home from Home Depot, fed the birds and oh yeah, absorbed wisdom lessons from the Dog Whisperer.
Cesar Millan has become my new Joyce Meyer. :)
No really! And hey, I'm not even a dog person (sorry, but it's true) and will probably never own one this side of Heaven, although I'll not say never. And yet? Cesar, the best dog whisperer, ever, has re-confirmed for me lessons about the power of calmness in humans.
Ah, calmness! It's a sign that, over the years, we've come to a deeper level of trusting God (not just saying we do, then at home, worrying the hair off our heads, literally.). No, actually trusting that our lives are in God's hands and relaxing upon His palms, in total calm.
A calm spirit shows that we desire peace rather than worry--for we've realized we can't have both.
Calmness is a sign to others that God is our 'pack leader' for real--fear and dread no longer control us, causing us to make foolish, panicky choices. God's ways control us, instead, and oh, the good we reap from them!
To be calm is to be strong.
Well, I could go on and on, but there's housework to do and more Cesar to watch. I long for wisdom, but seldom see it around me, so I've actually become thirsty for these shows which feel a bit like swimming around in a refreshing wisdom pool.
(Which sounds odd, but some of you will understand.)
Please do take a look at the photo, above. With all my heart, I believe those words and today I'll be putting them into practice. :)
"For wisdom is better than jewels, and all that you may desire cannot compare with her." ... Proverbs 8:11
"But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy." ... James 3:17
"A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top ." ... anonymous
A very special thanks to Clarice for sharing that photo at Facebook.
I've been using Cesar's dog advice on Daniel and Sammy the Cats. Wow! It works not only on dogs and humans but on cats, as well. Just call me the Cat Whisperer.
You can watch The Dog Whisperer for free here. Be sure to wave if you see me there, cheering, splashing around in the wisdom pool.
"There is no common sense in fear." ... Cesar Millan