Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Negativity: The Silver Lining May 22, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 7:42 pm

A smile goes a long way. Alas, I think I’ve found my inspiration for tonight’s post.

Wiley's Wisdom

No is not one of my favorite people words. When I first moved into my forever home, I heard no a lot.

No, Wiley stays in the crate while we’re not home.
No, Wiley can’t come on the furniture.
No, Wiley can’t go on the beds.

As a result, I have fine-tuned my negotiating skills. I blame the inherently defiant nature of the terrier in me, but I see no as an opportunity to turn a negative into a positive.

Yes, Wiley can chill out in the kitchen while we’re not home.
Yes, Wiley can come on the furniture.
Yes, Wiley can sleep in the bed.

While my parents were away at work today, I found myself contemplating the impact that negativity has on my life. (From the comfort of the kitchen rather than the crate I might add). I realized it is my personal choice to see no as…

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