Life lessons from humans' best – and wisest – friends.
WHAT DOGS TEACH US
Dogs and humans have been side-by-side for all these years for a reason. They come into our lives, fill our hearts and our homes with unconditional love, give us the best reason to get away from our screens and go outside, and most of all, they somehow always make us smile, even when times get ruff. Obviously, we can always rely on our pups to teach us the importance of showing love – no one is better at love than dogs. But what else can they teach us? Turns out, a lot.
1. IT DOESN'T TAKE A LOT TO MAKE SOMEONE SMILE
How many times a day does your dog make you smile? Take all that serotonin, and pay it forward – honestly, it's pretty simple to do. Look for a simple chance to be kind to someone during your day, and you might be surprised by how easy it is to make someone smile. Chances are, you'll end up feeling great, too.
2. LAUGHTER REALLY IS THE BEST MEDICINE
Stressful day? Tough time? Dogs are proof that laughter is contagious, and can make the worst day feel a lot less awful. Letting yourself laugh, and letting someone make you laugh, is the perfect way to take the pressure off, take a breath, and gain a fresh perspective.
3. REMEMBER TO TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF
Let's be real – no human has ever been better at prioritizing self-care than dogs are. They never, ever turn down a nap, they don't feel guilty about indulging in a cookie now and then, and they understand that cuddling is a valuable life skill. Sign us up for that wellness retreat.
4. STOP AND SMELL THE ROSES
It's true – we humans tend to feel like we need to busy all the time, and we're constantly looking ahead to what's next. Our dogs, on the other hand, are so good at living in the moment, and never rushing to the next thing. They are our constant reminders that this moment right now is pretty great, and we should stop and enjoy it.
5. FIND JOY IN SIMPLE PLEASURES
Be grateful for what you have, and spend more time with the ones who make you feel happy. Starting there will make everything else feel a little less important.
6. FORGIVENESS IS FREE
Dogs are closer to perfect than humans, but no matter who you are, mistakes happen, and every relationship hits a "Why did you do that?!" moment now and then. Dogs are so good at letting go and moving on, and that's definitely something we can learn from.
7. PLAY MORE!
Tell us something more joyful than a dog playing, rolling in grass, and just enjoying being a dog. Find something you love doing, and make time for it!
8. ADVENTURE IS OUT THERE – NEVER STOP CHASING IT
We've never met a pup that didn't love sniffing out a new scent. Trying something new, taking a chance, and stepping even a little bit outside your comfort zone is really good for us humans, and you know your dog will be right there with you while you do it. So what are you waiting for?
Now that you've realized all over again how great your dog is, maybe they deserve a little something special? We make our hand-designed, delicious cookies to give you a way to say thanks to your pup for everything they do, and include them in all of life's celebrations, big or small.