posted by Sharon August 6, 2015 4 Comments

Do you struggle with being content? Sure; we all do. A sunny afternoon at Dog Beach in Coronado reminded me how to find contentment.

The dogs here come in lots of sizes and shapes and colors. They zig-zag along every which way. They find joy in lots of different ways, too. Some run through the waves, chasing toys.

Some hang out with friends.

Some trot along, slowed by age  . . .

While others rest peacefully and let the sun warm them.

Playing the Sphinx is fun, too.

This handsome guy eagerly learns commands. Sit, stay, jump!

Some greet people they’ve never seen before. (Pet me, please?)

Contentment. These dogs revel in it. Free to be themselves, to amble slowly along through the sand . . .

Or run crashing into whitecaps.

They are free to tear up and down the beach . . .

Or to stop and sniff some interesting scent.

They play ball or dig a hole. There’s no right and wrong, no chance of failure, no fear of rejection. Only moments to be savored. Only life to enjoy, fully content.

How about you? How are you doing with contentment this week? Hoping you have moments — if not days — where you feel free to be yourself and that you’ll find contentment in doing just that.

Linking up with Little Things Thursday.


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Abrianna August 6, 2015 at 4:34 am

We were at Coronado beach this summer too, but not at the dog beach. My favorite shots are the ones of the German shepherd, mainly becuase we had a shepherd with similar coloring when i was growing up but with more black on ehr face. She was a wonderful dog.

Tamar Strauss-Benjamin August 6, 2015 at 9:12 am

These dogs do sure know how to live it up!

FlowerLady Lorraine August 6, 2015 at 9:15 am

What a great post in photos and in thoughts on contentment.

Thank you ~ FlowerLady

kim August 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

Such cuties on this day. I’m working on finding a greater sense of contentment and thank you for the reminder that it really is up to us to create the space for contentment.


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