As I was leaving the post office in Manchester VT yesterday, I noticed the sweetest little face looking at me from the passenger seat of a car parked in the lot. This little dog (dressed in a holiday sweater and snuggled up in a soft dog bed) was sitting in such an alert posture (obviously waiting for its human) that I decided to wait too. After a couple of minutes, an elderly woman came out of the post office, and slowly made her way closer. She had a kind smile, and a serenity about her that welcomed interaction. She wasn’t in a hurry.
She told me that “Buttercup” was a rescue dog from Tennessee, and how this little dog had been such a blessing to her. We talked for about 5 minutes and as people passed us, most seemed to know her….all smiled. This woman had time, and she was spending it well.
“Slow down and enjoy life. It’s not only the scenery you miss by going fast–you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.” Eddie Cantor
The winner of the skin balm is Lisa W.