Reggie was waiting patiently while I went to lunch with friends today. He curls up in the recliner all warm and safe while the rain pours down outside. He has a doggie door so he can go out if he needs to, but he normally waits until I am home and then goes out. When I go to the store, to the bank, to get my hair cut, or wherever I go, he waits patiently in the car or in the house. He has mastered patience for the most part.
The only time he is not patient is when he wants his food, then he jumps up on me and if I don’t move right away, he barks. I know this is serious business because this is the only time he barks or show impatience with me. Well, unless he wants me to rub his tummy and keep rubbing it, then he will put his paw on my hand trying to pull it toward his tummy. He makes me laugh as he has a mind of his own.
He is a good example for me in waiting patiently, as I tend to be a fast mover and want to see things move along at a fairly rapid pace. When I watch him, slow myself down, and allow myself to feel how content he is to wait, I know he is teaching me an important lesson. I trust everything is in Divine Order and when I stay present to that I am content. When I let myself be distracted, I have to consciously bring myself back to the trust in Divine Order. Reggie is such a good teacher and praises me with his little body jumping into my lap. Nancy and Reggie♥