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Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Stamp in My Passport| |

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Day 8: A piece of advice you have for others. Anything at all.

I was reading Melyssa's post yesterday about the life lessons she has learned from her dog.
And it got me thinking: What has Dixie taught me? 

Besides being attuned to the sound of the electric mixer and carving knife, Dixie is extremely
set in her ways and her routine. She is most happy when everyone at home is sitting in one
room and being relatively quiet. She cannot stand when dogs, children, bikes, mailmen drive past the front window, which she stares out all day, every day. And she can't do any tricks, to the despair of the girl who lives next door. {She once asked if she could take Dixie to show and tell at her school to do tricks.}

So while Melyssa learned valuable lessons from Monja, her dog, Dixie is a source of what not to do.

Don't become set in your ways. Be open to new people who may walk into your life. Mix things up a little bit. Enjoy the noise and the chaos that can come from an upset routine. Trust me, it will do you some good. Who knows, maybe in your spontaneity you will learn enough tricks to be invited to show and tell.

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