Military Spouse Magazine

AUG 2018

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O U R L I V E S 5 Awesome Things I Learned From My Dog By Wendi Iacobello, Army Spouse 1 2 3 YOU LIKE SNUGGLES? SO DO I Dogs are completely satisfied as long as they are beside you. We need to look at that example and live by it. Con- tentment should be more simplistic and exist solely by being close to one another. Snuggling and being beside your loved ones is important. We need to be more mind- ful about technology and put it aside so we can enjoy being beside each other free from distractions. Take time to get physically close to each other and talk (instead of being on your phone). WANT TO HANG AT THE PARK? Most dogs are not afraid to walk right up to each other and say hello. Military spouses can learn tremendously from that friendly move. The military community is made up of such a diverse group of men and women from cultures all around the world. If we embrace each other and our differences, we can learn and build friendships in the pro- cess. All it takes is getting out of your comfort zone and giving friendship a chance. Embrace the chance to meet people from all over. WARM WELCOME Dogs view time in a different manner than humans, but one thing remains constant: their adoration for you when you walk through your door. Whether you are gone an hour, a day, or weeks, a dog welcomes you with the same excitement and love every time. Even if the day's problems are piling up, try to start off with a kiss, hug, or even a smile when you reunite with your family members. Greet each other with love. 28 MILITARYSPOUSE.COM / AUGUST 2018

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