You might not think it from this regal pose, but Rhys is seldom still when outside. He's a serious hunter; he's relentless and fully-engaged in his pursuits. His name, literally translated from Old Welsh, means “enthusiasm”. And that describes him perfectly. Rhys approaches all aspects of his life with great joy, but especially when fulfilling his daily mission, which is to capture things. (For the record, he's a “catch and release” sort of fellow.) I've never known such a happy dog.
We all need a place to pause and reflect; for Rhys, it’s on the wall. His wall. He never stays up there for long, but it's a fine place to survey the landscape and consider his next pursuit. Then he's off to the next thing in a flash of focused energy and fur, white-tipped tail held high like a personal flag as he springs across the property!
When we’re in the thick of our own daily pursuits, it can be difficult to pause and survey the landscape. But it's critical to do so, both literally and figuratively. Only then can we clearly see what's been accomplished and assess what to pursue next. A brief pause, in the right location, offers both rest and perspective. Your special place may be perched on a wall, a dock, in an office, under a tree, in a favorite open space or even in your car; where doesn't matter nearly as much as what the brief respite affords you.
Take a tip from Rhys and find your place on the wall. Briefly reflect on and appreciate what you've accomplished, then fix your sights on what lies ahead. Plan your next move. Then…….Enjoy the Journey!