All You Need Is Love – John Lennon


(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
 
There’s nothing you can do that can’t be done
Nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It’s easy
 
There’s nothing you can make that can’t me made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time
It’s easy
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
(Love, love, love)
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
There’s nothing you can know that isn’t known
Nothing you can see that isn’t shown
There’s nowhere you can be that isn’t where you’re meant to be
It’s easy
 
All you need is love
All you need is love
All you need is love, love
Love is all you need
 
All you need is love, all together now
All you need is love, everybody
All you need is love, love
 
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need
Love is all you need

In the simple words that “All you need is love” I have lost myself time and again. I have been enraged at the simple fool who believed that love is all you need. I have breathed calming, sighs of relief knowing that all you need is love. 

I loved a boy once, more than I loved myself. The boy was my hero, my everything. When he smiled, I smiled. When he cried, I cried. When he got mad and packed his bags, there were mine right next to his. He was older, this boy of mine. I chased after him in everything. I followed him around the neighborhood. I followed him around school. Once, a bully was mean to my boy and there I was small and bright-eyed, threatening to punch that bully in the nose if he ever, E-V-E-R hurt my boy again.

My boy didn’t particularly appreciate my interference

We grew up, though, that boy and I. The reasons he had always been my hero and  my everything grew us apart. They had made us who we were and we were so different. All the love in the world I had for the boy was not enough for him to love me. He was the first boy who ever broke my heart.

Years later I knew that while I was there with my heart in my eyes giving everything I had to give to my boy he didn’t have love to give me in return. It was not because I was not loveable. It was because he thought himself so.

Love is all you need.

Self love.

When the self is loved, the rest will follow.

…so…

Goo Goo G’joob

My Project 365: A Dog a Day (Day 58)


Day 58

My Project 365: A Dog A Day

I will select a dog a day to share here.

A dog that is sheltered or fostered in the continental US.

A dog that needs a loving home.

A dog that wants a second chance.

Kenley

 

 STATUS: AVAILABLE FOR ADOPTION AT PHILADELPHIA ACCT

[shelter info at bottom of post]

Kenley (A15172859)

Female

1-2 Years

55 lbs

Kenley says:  I’m a spunky girl with a big heart and a lot of love to give – I want to shake, shake, shake my sillies out with you! I’m a female black and white bully-mix and the volunteers here at the shelter tell me I’m beautiful – how can I disagree? Look at my sweet face! I came to the shelter because my family said they couldn’t care for me any more because they were expecting a baby – although it stinks that I’m here, I don’t hold any grudges and I’m still a happy, friendly girl! I’m a bit confused at being in this kennel all day, and I have a lot of pent up energy from not being able to stretch my legs enough. Although I am currently living in a shelter, my tail never stops wagging. I have a good amount of pep in my step, so I’d be an ideal candidate for a running or hiking partner and maybe even learn some agility some day. Hey, a girl has to shake her sillies out somehow, right? Can you blame me? I did very well in my evaluations at the shelter, and passed my body handling and food aggression tests like a champ. I met some cats, and I didn’t think they were half bad, so I think I could live with a feline friend or two. Why not? I liked the other dogs, too, and I really wanted to play with them. I just get so excited to see them that sometimes I can be a bit jumpy, but I’m very polite and will back off if corrected. If you have a dog at home, make sure to bring him or her to the shelter to meet me to make sure that we all get along! I might not be the best dog for little kids because I can just be so excitable and jumpy sometimes. I was likely never taught any manners so I’m sort of playing catch-up, but I’m getting better and better with continued training. I would love to meet any kids at home under 15 and see how we do! I am part of the Pen Pal program at the shelter, and my pen pals (that’s right, not one but two!) are helping me work on my basic commands and manners. Something that I’m trying really hard to work on are my leash manners. I just can’t quite seem to get the hang of walking on this silly thing. They are helping learn how to walk nicely and not bunny hop my way along our walk – (but bunny hopping is SO fun!) – and how to avoid getting distracted when we walk past other dogs and people. With some consistency and persistence in my training, I think I’ll catch on fairly soon. We are also working on “sit” and “look” to help me focus and redirect some of my pent up energy into positive training. I love making my brain work! I would love an owner that will continue working with me on my training and help me become the best girl I can be – I know I have it in me!


Philadelphia ACCT

111 W. Hunting Park Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19140

Phone: (267) 385-3800

Adoption Center Hours:

Monday through Friday 1PM – 8PM

Saturday and Sunday 10AM – 5PM