Every morning when I wake up, it’s a race to the coffee pot.

I do this every single day.

My day starts with attempting to get one cup of coffee down, or at least made before my five year old wakes up.

Many days I succeed (like I did today), but other days I find myself dragging along. The entire time my dog, Tyson, watches me patiently. He is the perfect “watch dog.” Because that is all he really does.  His boxer droopy face is without expression. However, he is probably the most patient and gentle creature that exists on earth, and yet so many times I’ve found myself exasperated in simply “taking him out to go potty.”

It got me thinking this morning about the big race of life and how much I can learn from the creature that seems to just “droop” at me, but more than that it made me realize that I am an example to not just him but to all of those around me—including my five year old son.

My coffee this morning didn’t have creamer and normally this would have set me on a path of disturbance, but instead…today…I took a lesson from Tyson and bucked up.

I used chocolate milk instead.

And I must say, it ain’t too shabby. 😊

Until tomorrow, may the sun shine down on your early morning moments and late night dreams.

Peace Out.

“He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

tyson

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