Today I am thankful for my dog. It has gotten chilly here in the desert, downright crisp in the mornings. I walk the dog every morning and I am thrilled to be wearing long sleeves and layers and looking forward to a hot cup of tea upon our return.
It is a great way to start the day, a slow way to start the day. Instead of rushing headlong into my to-do list I get to step outside and meander for awhile. I observe the blue of the sky, a few puffy clouds and look for more houses decorated for Christmas.
My dog Sherlock brings me joy and today he brought me my pause for gratitude.