As 2021 draws to a close, many of us seek to better our lives in the new year. Things may have been hard, but gratitude and optimism for what we have set us up for new successes. I’ve found that certain words can stay with you as you navigate life, and their presence in your mind lets you come back to them time and time again.
For me, the words persistance, positivity and peace are cornerstones in my life. Plus, the consistency of the letter “P” extends to the names of my animals, making it even more special.
Curating the “P’s”
Several years ago, I was visiting an old friend. She was getting out of her current business and starting down a different path in life. We were chatting about the transition, and how life has a way of working itself out.
Sometimes, when we least expect it, some doors open while others close. Around that same time, she was selling her horse and the sale fell through. She was disappointed and more motivated than ever to make a deal. It was one of those times in life where I was in the right place at the right time. As fate (or luck) would have it, her horse, “Pippa” became mine.
Soon after that, I got a call about Pippa’s half-brother—a horse named “Gratzi” (short for Papagratzi). I loved the horse, but didn’t love the name… Gratzi just didn’t feel right. When I learned his full name, I knew “Papa” would do.
So, there I was with Pippa and Papa. Papa stole my heart. It was the happiest of times with him but had a very sad ending. If you want to read more about him, you can visit this journal entry here. Just a forewarning, have a tissue ready.
After that, I found my sweet Italian Greyhound, which I brought into my life specifically for comfort. I grew up in a religious home and always found the book of Psalms very comforting. So, I named him Psalms. Since, he's been joined by my new puppy, who is white with one black dot on his back. The moment I saw him, I said "Look at his one Polka dot!" And so, Polka became the newest family member.
Then it dawned on me: All the P’s... Although unintentional at first, it became fun. I built on the P-names for my beloved animals, created a more positive outlook for life, persistence for my business and most of all had a sense of inner peace of knowing that Benefab® is helping so many animals and people around the globe.
It brings me joy to reflect on all the great things starting with the letter P I’ve had in my life. And, there are even more uplifting words that begin with that letter; patient, personable, philanthropic, picturesque, and pure being just a few. Sometimes life has a way of silently telling us what we need. We just have to be quiet enough inside to listen.