How would your world change if you allowed yourself to be fully present in each moment? Dogs are naturally present as they experience the world around them, and they can be great teachers for us humans!
Grace the dog shares five tips parents and kids can use to practice presence.
1.When you eat, really enjoy your food. (And know it’s okay if you don’t want to share.)
2. When you walk outside, lift your head and breathe through your nose. That’s the best way to smell all the sniffs in the air. REALLY breathe it in, all the way into your belly.
3. Notice EVERYTHING. Be present where you are and take in everything there is to see.
4. When you’re free to dig, dig deep and wide.
5. When a person you love speaks, perk yourself up and smile!
The “Everybody Loves Grace” illustrated books are true stories told from the perspective of Katy McQuaid’s beloved dog, Grace. Written in a fun, light, and humorous tone, they also address some of the most challenging situations people encounter in life.
Katy wrote the series primarily for children aged 6 – 10, but she has found that kids of all ages — as well as parents and even local, state, and national organizations — have embraced the simple yet powerful nuggets of truth offered through Grace’s tales.