May 4, 2013

The Big Man...

Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you're going to live your life....

As I was sitting in the waiting room at the vet's office a man stepped out from the examining room with a dog.  He was a big man.  Someone you would not want to mess around with.  I looked at him and he just had this glazed look on his face.

The big man was crying the tears were rolling down his face and I just looked and not realizing it, I was also crying.  I was crying because at that moment I felt the pain he was going through. He came in with two pets and he was only leaving with one.  Everyone in the office was just saying,
"I'm so sorry"

I knew what he was going through was 100 times worse than what I thought I was going through.  He no longer had the possibility of ever seeing his baby again.  Here we were thinking, "why Brutus"? Here was this man agonizing why his beloved pet. He was still crying as he left the doctors office and I just could not help crying as well.

The girls in the office thought I was crying because of Brutus.  It was more for what this man who I have never seen before in my life and never will again, was going through.  I left with brutus in his carrier.  At least we have Brutus with us and every day there is new possibilities for him and for us.  For the big man, part of him died that day.

Yes, always remember to be thankful and grateful for what you have.  Many are not so fortunate.  I came home, hugged Arvid, cried some more and gave thanks that we have Brutus.  My heart is still sad for the big man..

In the meantime, life goes on.  For us we continue taking Brutus to the vet for his treatments.  For the big man some very rough times await him.  Thinking about it makes me sad.  Arvid seeing me like this says, "you should not go out anymore because you try to take all of the world burdens on your shoulders.  You should just worry about Brutus and I"
I do, but at the same time seeing someone suffering is a deal breaker.  I may not know them, but pain is pain no matter who you are.
Remember, be happy for this moment for this moment is your life...

Be grateful for the home you have, the family that loves you
 and all the goodness that surrounds you,
 knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.