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(#2) A Few Words About Purpose

We all must learn to move beyond the biscuit and discover the clues,
lessons, and growth opportunities that surround us.
To do that, though, we must pay attention.

I hear Steve often use the word purpose. He does not like to do things just to do them or because he was told to do them.  He always asks why? He wants to know the meaning behind his actions.  The more I am with him, the more I believe this motivates him more than anything. 

Purpose serves Steve like biscuits serve me.

If there is purpose waiting at the end of the line, he is all in. If he had one, I am sure he’d wag his tail when he does something that serves a higher purpose.

Before I came to live with Steve, he was a teacher for a long time—especially if you counted it in dog years. He enjoyed working with his students and helping them find their purpose. He asked—and still does today—a lot of questions. A. Lot. Of. Questions.

Purpose and questions.

So, that led me to think about this blog.  What or who does it serve? Why should you care about my posts? After all, I’m a dog. Why read them? Why recommend this blog to your friends and family?

I believe that Steve and I found each other for a greater reason than giving me a place to sleep and eat. As you will see, as the relationship I have with Steve continues to develop so does my purpose. It continues to evolve as I believe it does for all of us—canines and humans. I hope my stories and insights will encourage you to ask deeper questions about your stories.

We all have stories we tell ourselves. And, then, there are the stories we live.

Why do you do what you do? Who or what higher meaning does it serve?

Steve kids me that, with my nose to the ground, I’m always looking for a lost scone or hidden biscuit. He calls me a “Biscuit Tart.”

“You’ll do anything for a biscuit, Roxie, won’t you?”

While that is partly true, there is something much deeper that I am still teaching Steve about.

We all must learn to move beyond the biscuit and discover the clues,
lessons, and growth opportunities that surround us.
To do that, though, we must pay attention.

Every time I smell, stare at, or paw something there is a reason. In part, this blog will allow us to pause and reflect on those moments.  And, in my pausing, I hope that my simple stories will motivate you to take the time to reflect on the who, what, why, and where of your purpose.  Toward that end, and starting with next week’s post, all of my stories will conclude with the section Beyond the Biscuit. You will find questions to help you reflect on the who, what, why, and where of your purpose.

As Steve tells me, I am a work in progress.

And so is Steve.

And so are you.

Here’s to all of us as we move beyond the biscuit.

Coming Next Week: The story about my abandonment and rescue. I hope you will return to read it.

6 thoughts on “(#2) A Few Words About Purpose

  1. Georgia Wilkins July 24, 2019 — 11:07 pm

    I love “your” posts, roxie! You inspire me to write about my dogs that i rescue, and the ones i foster while they wait for their forever homes…you are, indeed, a lucky pup, with such a loving dad….

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  2. Do you mind if I share your blog on San Pablo animal hospitals Facebook?

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    1. Sure! Please do. Roxie appreciates the exposure. 🐕

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  3. Nice job Roxie. You’re the BDE!

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  4. Love this post Roxie. Will keep me coming back as a person always in search of meaning and purpose. You go Girl. I’m sharing your wisdom with Brutus.

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    1. Thank you, Alice. Steve told me you are one of the great people in our community. Please tell Brutus I say, WOOF!

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