I have always felt, deep in my soul that we are naturally meant to feel happy in our lives but, for reasons that are different for everyone, we deny ourselves. We want but we don’t ask or maybe we don't think we deserve. I have been learning that if my wants are in line with my well-being, with my balance, if it feels like it will make my spirit happy, then there’s nothing wrong in asking. I have also learned, if I'm asking for something that really doesn't feel right, and I know it in my gut, I really don’t want that.
Every morning that same dog bows his head and gently places it on my chest, I don’t know if that’s his way of thanking me or maybe his way of hugging me. I don’t have to ask, he just does it, I gave him something he asked for and I get a heartfelt thank you. What a happy way to start a day. :)