‘Retrieving’ Our Purpose

‘Retrieving’ Our Purpose

We recently got a new black Lab puppy. Her name is Phoebe.

While at the park with her, we found a pine cone and threw it for her to fetch. Throw, fetch, return. Throw, fetch, return. Over and over. In the sweetness and simplicity of the moment, it struck me that she was doing exactly what she was meant to do–to retrieve. It was intuitive and easy for her, without thinking about it.

And then I wondered…Why do we people make it so complicated to do what we are meant to do?

3 Responses »

  1. Hey Lisa,
    Beautiful puppy! I am so jealous… Jeff and I badly want a black lab, but with our crazy schedules we’re afraid that we wouldn’t have enough time to spend with one. One day maybe…

    Meanwhile, I will work on “retrieving” my purpose! Have a great day!


  2. HEY PRECIOUS!!! Phoebe is adorable! Enjoy! YOU should take her to the dog park at Hogan Park. We go on Sunday evenings! THey have a side for small dogs as well!
    Have a blessed day!
    Hugs, Sandy!

  3. I just had to comment on what a good looking puppy you have in that picture!

    Nice thought as well.

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