How do I spell success? Happiness!

Welcome to Week 2 of the v-log series exploring the keys to success.

Last week I said that we would be looking at some different definitions of success.

In my opinion success is the same as happiness. And here is a huge source of my personal happiness – his name is Lloyd. He is our almost 11 year old All Canadian canine soul mate. He was rescued by B.A.R.K. in 2005, and ever since we adopted him, he has made every day better than the last.

A mixture of border collie, smooth coated collie, black lab and greyhound, he is a complete clown and we could not love him more.

So voila – a video of what success means to me (from way back in 2007, when he was just two years old).

I intended to film a video blog today, but then my husband called me to show me this video of Lloyd cavorting and frolicking in the snow with his toys. While I was watching it I was struck with the idea of sharing him as my definition of success.

When I was younger I wanted to be a rich psychologist. Not to have lots of money or anything like that. Nope. I wanted to be able to afford a huge plot of land and create a no-kill animal shelter. My friends would live in cottages on the land and it would be called Puppy Haven. (Of course all sorts of animals would be welcome). From a young age I knew I wanted to help rescue animals.

As I wrote this, my husband just called me to watch the news. There was a piece about a dog sanctuary in Costa Rica called Territorio de Zaguates, or Land of Stray Dogs. To me, there is nothing better. At 45 years old, dogs are still part of my definition of happiness!



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