Sometimes we just need to feel loved.
With a non-judgemental love.
With a love that tickles us all the way from our hearts down to our toes.
With a love that feels completely mutual and requited.
With a love that accepts and understands and makes us feel like everything is just right.
Sometimes we lose perspective and the day-to-day worries of life threaten to weigh us down. We forget how loved we are. We forget how important we are. We forget we matter.
Sometimes we have to take all that anxiety and worry and forget about it for some blissful space of time.
Sometimes that blissful space comes in the form of romp with a furry friend.
Or wet hands making a difference in one little friend’s world.
Sometimes anxiety melts away when we’re free to feel loved. Even the anxiety that weighs us down day after day. It all just disappears.
Because sometimes spending our precious time with someone who completely depends on us enables us to remember that we are each important.
Sometimes we just need to be reminded that we matter.
Because we do.
And sometimes it takes a tiny critter to remind us how very important we each are and how very loved we are.
A furry little critter who adores us just because. No actual reason. Just because.
We could all benefit from love like that.
*These photos were taken while volunteering at The Puppy House, an amazing non-profit foster home tucked into a little corner of South Texas. The Puppy House is a refuge for pregnant mama dogs and their puppies until they reach an age where they can be fostered out or adopted. You can contact Jennifer Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org or message The Puppy House at m.me/PuppyHouseTX for more information or to donate to her very worthy cause.