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My friend Laura posted something on Facebook today that gave me a good laugh. Although I don’t take residence with a dog now, I sure used to be a dog owner, and so I relate to her post.


Dog owners or not, I think we can all relate. Because we have all at some point taken our loved ones outside at 4am, required them to watch us stress about a bit while we circled around, sniffed the perimeter of Wasted Time, crossed the borders of End This Already, all while they’ve loyally stood by us and waited, patiently, until we were done. Then they’d let us back inside, watch us drop a deuce behind the recliner in the corner, and followed us back to our stale beds, our tails tucked between our legs, and, for the sake of love, we’d both clean up, and go back to sleep.

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time.

The best time to love is now.”

-Rick Warren

After the bullshit election, Laura focused on the things we do have control over, and so she gave her readers a challenge: to do one loving thing that day that will contribute to world awesomeness. So, I did. I wrote it down and then I messaged her on Facebook and pretty much begged her to delete my comment so I’d get out of it but alas, Laura is Laura and so she held me accountable. So, I did it. I did the stupid loving thing I said I’d do, and it was more than I thought it would be, which is how love works.

What absolute shitty thing do you feel like you should probably do to show some love this weekend?

{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Susie @ SuzLyfe December 2, 2016, 3:47 am

    Have sex with Alex.

  • Megan @ Meg Go Run December 2, 2016, 6:18 am

    Oh man, I will probably have to pretend to be interested in football this weekend. That’s pretty shitty. 🙂

    One thing I am doing that is NOT shitty is I’m going to write a letter of support to a mosque in my community that just received a pretty scathing anonymous hate letter. I read an article about that situation leaders of the mosque said one way to make them feel safe and included is to just smile at them when you see them at the grocery store. How sad is that? 🙁

  • Ana December 2, 2016, 7:49 am

    I have done the panicked “I’m freaking out!” walks with my sister.

    I have to pretend to enjoy shopping at the mall… BUT, I get to spend time with my niece, she is awesome. And hopefully, I will finish my Christmas shopping.

  • Laura @ This Runner's Recipes December 2, 2016, 7:51 am

    Thanks for the shout out! That comic is pretty much my life. Charlie also wakes us up in the night to get back under the covers. Because he sleeps under the covers of our bed. I think he is in charge of the house.
    This isn’t shitty, but one thing I’m going to try to do this weekend is encourage other runners even when I feel like shit in the race (which will happen at some point because marathon.)

  • Helly December 2, 2016, 7:54 am

    Pretend to be strong about solo parenting while Ben is on a work trip 🙁

  • Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets December 7, 2016, 2:03 pm

    A pet/parenting metaphor, I like it.

    What shitty thing could I do that would be nice for others? Hmm, run with my dad when he’s in town this weekend. It’s cold out there and I don’t love running but for him…worth it.

    • suzy.suzyheather@gmail.com December 8, 2016, 8:11 am

      I’ll hold you accountable for that one!

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