It has been a hard characteristic or inbred personality trait to get rid of. It was built in me from day one. But slowly I realized that there was much more to life than simply pleasing another for their benefit. It was time for a change. Sure I had ups and downs and made mistakes along the way, but for all the speed bumps encountered I believe I have found the ability to at last say 'no'. No this is not in my best interest. No you will not treat me like this. No there is no emergency on my part because of your lack of poor planning. No I will not be taken advantage of anymore. No I will not be yelled at or treated this way anymore.
Dogs have been the one constant in my life! For as long as I can remember they have dwelled in my heart and home. Strongly disapproved of by my mother and former husband, I was only able to find comfort in their presence. With them I didn't have to pretend. I could be me. I could be real. Watching them quite simply stimulates me and centers me. They teach me daily that I don't have to worry and fuss about 'stuff'. They have quite simply taught me what it is like to tip toe into that place called the present moment!!!