What My Dog Taught me

What my dog taught me?
Am I serious?
My dog can’t even talk & he taught me something….
Yeah, he did!

He taught me something that people couldn’t teach me..

The name is Prince… He was named Prince because I believe that animals should also be given royal treatment.
See, Prince wasn’t much of a dog house; he loved to be outside only. We have a big garden, trees everywhere, flowers & he likes that.. Being outside.. sleeping on the grass..playing in the mud..

But, last month there was a construction going on just in front of our home & Bad Timing as it was, the front gate was broken.. Oops!
So, we couldn’t let him go outside till the front gate wasn’t fixed in case, he ventures near the construction site.

We moved his little house in the garage so he could get cozy.
Now, there is a fence separating the garage to the whole garden.
So,  I won’t have to worry about him getting out.

But , he did get out…

Day 1 – He jumped and I found him sleeping on the greeny grass.
We scold him, made him understand to not go out.

Day 2 – He jumped again.
Prince doesn’t fear anyone and anything, except my dad.
So, when dad scolded him, I thought he understood and will stay in the garage.

Day 3- He jumped.
Dad increased the length of the fence.

Day 4 – He chewed the fence, made a hole. Then, jumped out of the hole.
I was getting worried as we are not at home during the day.
So, I bought pet toys, favorite food, balls for him to get busy.
Dad fixed a cardboard where he made that hole.

Day 5 – Yeah, you guessed. He got out.
I have no idea how he managed to removed something that thick – he pushed, he chewed, he bit.
But, he got out..

This went on every single day…

He just wouldn’t give up!!! Why?

We put every barrier/obstacle that you could possibly imagined, but he still managed to get out..

He always finds a way.. A Way

Until that day, I found a bunch of his dark black hairs stuck in one of the fences and some blood.
I ran to see if he was okay and I found him playing in the mud, as happy as he can be..
I could see the blood dripping, but he was happy.
He was enjoying…

And, it hit me.. 

Being there, was his happiness.
Being inside the garage was sadness.

So, he found ways to get out everyday to get to where he’s happy.

He just never gave up.. Ever!

Getting that happiness was like survival to him.

And, we are humans. We have what animals don’t have.
And, still. Still.
People give up. People complain.

“I hate my job”
“What do I do with my relationship”
“I have no money”
“It’s the weekend. Now, I can be happy for 2 days”
“Monday is here. I hate my life”

The list just never ends.

You’re not a tree.
If something or someone doesn’t bring you happiness, you can MOVE.
And, if you can’t MOVE, then you find a way to deal with it.

But, you don’t GIVE UP.

 

My dog has become a type of inspiration.
Am like – If Prince didn’t give up, and I am human.
I can’t give up. Ever.

Funny story, isn’t it? A stupid story the society would classify it.
But, it’s just the way you interpret things 🙂
And, learn from them.

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They said, I am Weird & Stupid. But, am I really?

They told me I was weird, proud and every other word used to describe bizarre…

What was happening to me?

Is this what those big men called “growing”?
Whatever.. It is a strange feeling, but peaceful one inside.

I lost friends. The circle is small now. Very small.
I feel drawn to mature people. I love hearing motivational speaker.
I heard that if you wanna grow up, the path to this is lonely, hard.

I talk to the universe..a lot… I feel closer to the universe.. I get “SIGNS”.. People who meditate will understand what am talking about.
I am more calm and grateful. I have developed something for every night before I sleep:
“What are you grateful for today, Neha?”

And, that practice forces my brain to think and see things differently and thus, I now have something to be grateful for every single day.

And, even when things get rough, it’s as if the universe has my back.
Like last night, this week has been bad; like moody bad and yesterday, I was racking my brain to think what was I grateful for? I got the , “I’m grateful to be alive only.”
But, just at that moment, I checked my Instagram notifications &

Andrea Navedo (Xiomara in Jane the Virgin) had liked one of the pictures I had posted about the Flash!!!!

You don’t believe me? See for yourself:

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But, that’s not the only awesome thing that has happened.
Who would have thought that Todd Carey would follow & tweet me?
Who would have thought that Neha’s blog would get more than 110 followers, with 100 views per day?
Who would have thought that I would host Kindle Best Selling Authors’ interviews and be featured in Scriggler & Niume?
Who would have thought my ebook “7 keys to happiness” would get more than 50 views?

But, that’s not achievements.. that’s stupidity, they said

They regarded me as being weird..very weird.. 
I could no longer stand hearing people gossiping about others.
I remember, everyone had made a group and they were gossiping. About everyone. That what most people do. That’s suppose to be “normal” in this society I live.
But, I couldn’t stand that.
Being in that group, I felt like someone locked me in a box forever. I felt uneasy. Very uncomfortable. For they were the people I have been seeing since my birth.
But, I could no longer be with them.

So, I had a choice – To say No to this behavior or say yes and be accepted in the group.
Saying no would mean being alone… I guess, this is the reason why most people don’t get out of their comfort zone, for fear of ending up alone and not being accepted by everyone.

But, I said no & left. Knowing what would happened when I would be the only one who is not in the group.

“What is wrong with her – She’s very weird – or maybe, just rude. Bizarre -…”

They talked about me. They are still talking about me.

But, I don’t fit in. I just don’t fit in now.

What was happening to me? What changed?

But, I am happier now… 

I no longer feel the need to change myself in order to be accepted. I am my best friend.
I no longer fear loneliness.  My “me-time” has become the best time of the day!

But, they told me I was stupid when I rejected a job.. That I would never achieve anything in life.. They said, I was imbecile. 

I just wanted to do the job that I love. Because, doing something that I love would be call passion.
I didn’t want to end up like almost everyone who hate Mondays & love Fridays.
I didn’t want to be that person who lived only on the weekends.
No, I didn’t want to be that person who dies at 25 and isn’t buried until 75.

But, then they said that everybody has to settle in life. You have to take whatever you get. This is life. It’s called compromise and those who don’t settle never achieve quickly. 

But, how could I settle for less than I deserve when I know that I deserve the best in life? And , not just me. Everybody. Everyone deserve the best.
But, if you settle, you don’t get the best. Then, you have no right to be ask the universe why your life sucks, why your job is such a pain in the ass or why your relationship is so bad. You choose to settle right?
So, why complain now? Why complain?

But, Hey! What do I know? I’m just the weirdo of the society…

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You are exactly where you need to be right now!

Pain incites change. 

So, remember if you’re going through a hard phase in your life right now, it’s just because the universe wants you to grow more and that there’s something better out there waiting for you.

I have put up some famous quotes for inspiration:

“This is the key to life: the ability to reflect, the ability to know yourself, the ability to pause for a second before reacting automatically. If you can truly know yourself, you will begin the journey of transformation.” – Deepak Chopra

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

“There are no regrets in life. Just lessons.”- Jennifer Aniston

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” – C.S.Lewis

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to. ” –Mary Tyler Moore

“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.”Marilyn Monroe

“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.” Andy Warhol

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”27Lao Tzu

And, the speech I really loved from Taylor Swift:

“I want to say to all the young women out there, there will be people along the way who will try to undercut your success,” she said. “Or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame.But if you just focus on the work … you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. That will be the greatest moment.” 

#Be Happy :’)

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