Life, family, business

The “Big Dog” in Every One

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This is my Great Dane, Jack. Jack doesn’t realize how big he is. Some days he will try to sit on my lap in this chair, once we both fell backwards and that’s when I pushed the chair back so it can’t happen again. He’s heavy; weighing in at over 200 pounds. People are generally fearful of him for his size, and he really could hurt someone if he chose to; he stepped on my foot a few days ago and I still have a bruise.

However, Jack is not a mean dog, I do believe he thinks he’s a person. He can eat off the table or the counter without stretching. He’s like a small child, mentally, and he looks for cues from us as to how to act and behave around others.

I think sometimes people are like this as well. We don’t realize what we truly are, and who we could potentially be. We don’t realize how big we are, how important we are, and how much we could do in the world. Too many times we underestimate ourselves and our abilities. Each of us has certain talents and abilities that others do not have. But by all of us working together as a collective team, we can do so much more than we can on our own.

Each of us is a “Big Dog” in our own sense. Each of us has the ability to do good, and do it well, and help others. Who do you see when you look in the mirror?

Author: jeanneahlers

I am a happily married mother of two awesome kids, an organic gardener, and small business owner.

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