Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Wellness Wednesday: Love

Tonight (just now) I watched this video on Cute Overload and had to share it with you. It's an oldie, and you may have seen it, but just on the chance that you haven't I'm putting it here as well. I'm still crying from watching it. It reminds me of the love I had with my dogs who passed on years and years ago. They still live in my heart, though. I can never forget that special feeling...and this video brought it to life again for me, which is great because sometimes I forget how good it felt. Love is the greatest gift.

You may think I'm a real cynic, probably because I am, but it does seem as though love among humans can come and go. People seem so fickle. Those who say they love you today may change their minds tomorrow. However, animals do seem to know how to love. And they don't forget.


Patti said...

Oh Olivia, I agree, and this vid made me cry! Often humans will judge and walk away, despite what they know of you from the past. My precious dog Jess just exudes love towards her family. We are so fallible and she is unfaltering in her devotion. I hope she never forgets me, I value her love too much! Thanks for the video!

Olivia said...

I'm so glad you liked it, Patti, and that you have Jess. How precious. She could not forget you; it would be impossible. I do believe that true love---TRUE love---never dies.

I bawled and bawled and even now start to cry when I think of it. It was such a good reminder of my "boys" Flint and Winston, though. Bringing my love for them back, almost their presence back, for a while. Good tears!

Peace and Love,


Rick Hamrick said...

There is a spirit in this video which touches anyone willing to be touched--I, too, felt the tears as Christian accelerated down the slope to greet his rescuers.

Thanks, Olivia!

Olivia said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed this and were moved by it, too, Rick. I watched it again tonight...and cried again. :) Blessings, O

thailandchani said...

I've always found extraordinary comfort from my little dog. Pure acceptance, no judgment, no competition, none of the social games so often devised by human beings. My dog doesn't care who I am as an individual. She just goes along in her life, loving everyone. She's the inspiration for the signature quote on some of my emails. "Someday I want to be the person my dog thinks I am."


Olivia said...

My dogs taught me about unconditional love. They are wonderful. I'm glad you have a sweet little dog who loves you! xxoo, O

Jessie said...

oh olivia! i am crying like a big baby! this is love. this is such TRUE, REAL love. this is the love i feel when i paint dogs. oh man...this video is incredible--not just the lion, but the people also! i hope ya don't mind, but i'm gonna have to post this on my blog to.

this is what life is about.

thanks for sharing this because i've started to doubt my abilities with things...but this reminds me that the struggle is worthwhile. damn. i'm crying again! this really spoke to me somewhere deeply.

thank you.

i love YOU!

Olivia said...

Me, too, you, Jessie. Of course I'd love for you to post it on your blog. The struggle is SO worthwhile, Love, O

laundrygirl said...

I love this!
I showed my husband and he almost cried. It's such a sweet connection that they have!

Olivia said...

Absolutely, Kristine! How could anyone with a heart watch this and NOT be moved, right? xxoo, O