And A Peaceful Sleep To You

23 Feb

After a long day of chasing balls, taking walks, watching a squirrel through the family room window, and occasional napping, Night finally arrives and signals the Sun to rest for another day’s shining. But the very best thing about Night’s arrival is the opportunity it presents to lay your head on the leg of your best friend, snuggle down into that familiar denim, let your eyes slowly close to the evening light, and sleep.

If only the world loved me as much as my dog does. If only I had the will to love with such contented trust. Tonight before your eyes get too droopy, say a prayer of gratitude for all the animals that are fortunate to have a place of warmth and safety in which to sleep, for all the homeless and abandoned animals whose single purpose in life is survival. May the Creator of all living things, all creatures that draw breath, look with mercy and compassion on the lost and the lonely…man and animal. May there be a day when all of us…all of us…can sleep in the warmth and security of love. May it be so. Amen.

One Response to “And A Peaceful Sleep To You”

  1. gz February 24, 2022 at 8:48 am #

    Press on until that day of sleep.

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