Thank you Tony. it is awesome!
My nephew, Tony sent this, in response to my blog entry: "Everything happens for a Reason" (below) and it says it all.
Thank you Tony. it is awesome!
“Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming…WOW! What a ride!”
How does a person say good-bye to a way of life that has ended, changed, or vanished and you have been pushed out of your comfort zone?
It can come in many forms and disguises…a storm floods or blows away your home, an ex kicks you out, a friend leaves you, a career job is terminated or you are having a middle life crises and haven’t a clue.
I am currently re-reading a book, “Everything Happens For A Reason” by Mira Kirshenbaum, and it is saying that negative events are a way the Universe talks to your soul by rerouting you or showing you what you need to learn through events which usually are negative. You can read the book for yourself to get further clarity.
From my life experiences, I have learned that, “What appears to be a negative thing…turns out to be what I needed or is a positive redirection. No, that would not include, for me yet, the loss of family, a loved one or my dog. I am still working on how these can be positive.
In dealing with your life in crisis, by having the comfort of a dear friend or family who stands by you, despite how you may be handling what is happening you are truly blessed. Although, these are physical outcomes or solutions.
However, there is more involved here than a physical solution. Because it is also an inward journey of healing and discovering who I am, what I believe, and then the surrender of it all to spirit, it is called faith. Faith that you are always supported and that things have a way of working out for the best, and the Universe truly always has your back.
Keep on…keeping on! You have what it takes to survive; okay, that is not a correct statement. It would be: you have what it takes to receive the best positive outcome and way through whatever is taking you out of your comfort zone.
And, I haven’t addressed the invisible guidance and aid that is always available. That is for another time.
“Don’t stand about on the edge of life afraid to venture in, go with the flow of circumstances. Follow the voice within.”
Marketing the e-book, “Fables from the Magic Tunnel" is always my top priority. However, sometimes a Plan B comes along and you go with the flow.
And, "Plan B" arrived in full force and Zen is responsible so to speak.
Zen, having severe allergies, prompted me to completely revamp his diet. I have switched him to a grain free kibble, raw veggies, and wild canned salmon and liver as a supplement. He is on vitamins; herbs and everything else that will build his immune system and help eleviate scratching himself raw.
When it came to treats, I found most of them have one thing or another that Zen is not supposed to ingest. My friend, Belladonna has two dogs and guess what? She is facing the same situation with their severe scratching.
A long story, shorter version; with the prompting of Zen’s groomer (who mentioned that many of her customers were also looking for an all-natural treat) Belladonna and I committed to producing a treat for ourselves and other people whose dogs could benefit. Therefore, Aunt Bella Lee Natural Dog Treats came to be. They are USA organic, all natural, no fillers, dehydrated sweet potato and yams.
Our dogs love them! And, most dogs do also. There have been a few dogs that do not know what to do with them, and do not eat them right away, since they are not full of a tempting, meaty scent. Some dogs will leave them and then come back and gobble them down.
We are now in full production these days, using commercial dehydrators full-time. The reception has been awesome and we are selling to individuals, local businesses (including our dog groomer) and we even have our first salesperson!
We are so grateful that we are fulfilling a need out there, and we also can give back by donating bags of treats to Pick of the Litter Thrift store in Newport, Oregon. Proceeds from the Thrift store sales, supports our local animal shelter.
For more information click here.
Sandra and a happy munching Zen