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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Stubborn as a Mule


This is Chip. Chip and his impression of a mule.
I'm pulling. He's put on the brakes. He can be a stubborn little fella. 
We were ready to walk across the dam when this occurred.
He walks across the dam everyday. But this day was different.


On our walk the day before he heard a gun go off. And he is afraid of guns.
So now, he was associating walking across the dam with gun shots.
So...here I am. Pulling him. All the way across the dam. 
Telling him he needed to face his fears. Yes. 
"Face your fears, Chip! Face your fears!" 

Now I know some folk who are just like this. They have their fears.
They are not open to new possibilities, always putting on the brakes.
There is a whole wonderful world out there.
We shouldn't put limitations on ourselves, but we do.

As small children, we have no fear. We believe we can do anything.
That is...until we are told otherwise and then it becomes a self belief.
As adults we need to have more faith so we can move forward.
Try new things. Experience life to the fullest.
We just need to believe it will be okay.


And Chip...he's back to his old self. He faced his fear and is enjoying his walks again.
Lesson learned. It will be okay.


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9 comments:

Debby Ray said...

Cindy, what a neat post! Chip is beautiful boy and I am so glad he was able face his fears and get on with his life!

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Cindy, I really enjoyed your post today!
Chip is a beautiful dog ~ love his coloring and markings.
Glad to hear he got over that hurdle!
Prim Blessings
Robin

Lisa Tucker said...

So true Cindy!! I've been "braking" a lot lately...time to walk across that dam! Great post!!..:)

Sandi said...

What a beautiful coat! I have never seen a mix of colors like that.

cynthia lee designs said...

Glad that Chip is back to his old self. What a pretty boy he is!!
hugs,
Cindy

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Chip is so cute!! So glad he got over his fear and back to his ole self walking across the dam. Love the pic sitting in the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by. So loved your comment about the table style and our personalities.
Be Blessed my friend.
XO

Sugar Cookies to Peterbilts said...

I am getting much better in life at taking a chance and facing my fears... except when it comes to heights! Chip is beautiful!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Amen! Hard to do at times but better for us in the end. The quicker we face those fears, the quicker we can get back to our ole self. Way to go, Chip! I'm proud of you! And, your Mom for the reminder.
Hugs and Head Pats,
D

Pamela Gordon said...

Good old Chip! Lesson learned and a great way to remind us.

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