“People are born so…”

15 May

Dear Readers,


I recently received “A nice story” from a dear friend…. As a dog lover, I truly believe it speaks volumes (simply and kindly) and hence why I surround myself with a staff of three! So thank you so much my dear friend, it puts a smile on my face, a calm in my soul and reminder of what I need to keep learning from my staff!  AND guess what, I’m sure it comes to no surprise to anyone; My Staff never loses their patience’s with me!


A nice story:


Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog’s owners, Ron, his wife Lisa, and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.  I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn’t do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.

As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.

The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker ‘s family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.

The little boy seemed to accept Belker’s transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker’s Death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives.

Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, ”I know why.”

Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I’d never heard a more comforting explanation. It has changed the way I try and live.

He said, “People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life — like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?” The Six-year-old continued,

”Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don’t have to stay as long.”


Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like:

Live simply.

Love generously.

Care deeply.

Speak kindly.

When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.

Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.

Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure Ecstasy.

Take naps.

Stretch before rising.

Be loyal.

Never pretend to be something you’re not.


Today CBCorp staff will MIND YOUR BUSINESS and demand that you “Love generously, Care deeply” and “Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride” in life!


And sometimes life can be just that simple…


Again, it has been my staff’s pleasure to tell you what to do and what NOT to do!


Kindest regards,




President and CEO




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