Angels, Miracles and Dogs – Getting started on Halloween…

31 Oct

Today is 10-31-12 which, besides being Halloween, is Dale Evans’ 100th birthday. And since I was a Baby Boomer Cowgirl, complete with a Dale Evans skirt and hat, it seems fitting that I begin this blog by honoring Dale. Thank God I was a kid when the likes of Roy Rogers and Dale Evans were on TV. 1A-MCU-CowgirlPlus, Dale’s first book in 1953 was entitled “Angel Unaware” which touched the lives of millions of people. Need I say more.

If you don’t know who Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are, you might not like this blog, because I’m a Boomer through and through. I like to think of myself as a Mutinous Baby Boomer. So, perhaps, even if you aren’t a Boomer, but are feeling a little mutinous, you might enjoy joining me on this blog from time to time.

This blog is based on three premises:

– Angels are real.

– You can live as if everything is a miracle.

– And there is a good reason that “dog” is God spelled backwards.

Why? Because I’m tired of zombies, dark themes and everybody talking about how tough times are. Yeah, times are tough, but the more we talk about it, the tougher it all seems. I for one am tuning out all of the negativity and am focusing on the happy. Hence angels, miracles and dogs! It’s that simple!

Now you might think that with this premise I’m going to be writing about religion in some form or another. Nope. This is not about religion, it’s about life. Living every day as if it were the greatest gift you could possibly receive and getting a kick out of the fact that we are spiritual beings at the same time that we are human beings. We don’t have to pretend to be mystical and invent romantic vampires, we actually are mystical and magical!

Instead of thinking about the possibility of some kind of zombie apocalypse, why don’t we imagine an Angelic Revolution or a Bombardment of Miracles? And how do dogs fit in? Well, I’ve sure had encounters with dogs that seemed like they were angels in disguise – haven’t you?Smokey6-03porch

Case in point. I saw a great story the other day on YouTube about this dachshund who adopted an abandoned baby kitten. We’ve all seen these types of stories before, always very heartwarming, but this one had a different twist to it. A family found this tiny speck of a kitten in a shoe box at a recycling center. You might say that this was sheer coincidence, but in my world, an angel had protected that little fellow in the box and pointed it out to the family so this miracle could happen and remind us how special life can be.

When they brought this half-dead, teeny kitten home, their three year old dachshund immediately took him in. This sweet dachshund had never had puppies before, but when she started taking care of this sick little kitten, she spontaneously began to make milk to feed him! Think about that for a second. Never had puppies, her body had never gone through the process of producing milk, but her deep desire to help this kitten caused a miracle to happen in her body – that’s what it was, a miracle of love.

And there you have it, angels and a miracle and a dog, all in one story!

By the way, as you may know, I took my miracle line from Albert Einstein. I mean, if you’re going to take a line from someone, he might as well be brilliant! What Einstein actually said was, “There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Obviously I’ve chosen the latter.

I’ll be writing as often as I can. Please feel free to share your own stories about angels, miracles and dogs. We’ll mutiny against all of the negativity together and smile our way to better times ahead.

Oh, and by the way, Dale Evans had a great dog: Bullet The Wonder Dog! He was actually her and Roy’s pet and he starred in their TV show with them. He always seemed to know who the villains were, tackled them when he needed to and could even untie Roy and Dale when the bad guys got the best of them. What a dog!Bullet_Dale

Marsha Roberts

Author of “Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer”


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