Happiness in the NOW
One of the tenets of happiness gurus is that living in the moment or the present is a key to feeling good about yourself. Everyone knows that dogs and cats live more in the moment than we do. It's a goal of most of us that often eludes us, but when you have a pet, it's much easier to stop what you're doing and savor the moment along with your dog or kitty or bunny or bird. You watch them having a great time or you stop to interact with them, and this brings you right into the moment. It's refreshing -- like a mini vacation. Just see the joy of these wonderful dogs.