Reggie has a little friend named Teddy living next door. He and Teddy look alike, except Teddy is 4 pounds and Reggie is 17 pounds. These two adorable little dogs love each other so much. They get so excited to see each other, they jump, run in circles, and pee pee all over everything. I take them outside immediately as I know they need to get that first excitement out of their systems before they will be able to play inside. They love the adventure of running through the plants and under the bushes to see what is new today. They never hesitate when they see each other whether it is walking down the block, in the park, or looking out the window of the car. They are always excited to see their friend.
Reggie teaches me with his open-hearted love of his friend. I looked up the definition of friend in the dictionary and there were a variety of meanings from “a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard to a member of the same nation, party, etc.” Reggie loves Teddy, likes some of the other dogs in the neighborhood, and regards others as being from another nation.
There are a few friends that I love in this open-hearted way. I get so excited when they come to see me as there is an openness of love that permeates everything we do. There is an understanding that transcends the ordinary without words. Others are people I feel friendly toward, such as my neighbors, dance club members, spiritual circle supporters, and so forth. I like that there are different types of friends as it would be very difficult to keep an open-hearted relationship with every person I know. New friends are brought into Reggie and my life at times. I love that they bring in a freshness, a vitality, and excitement of the unknown, the unfolding of who they are, their humor, their life stories, their playfulness, the way they love, and the spiritual beauty within their souls.
Reggie and I are blessed to have wonderful friends of all types filling our lives with excitement, adventure, and love. Nancy and Reggie♥