Last night my husband and I stroked our dog 앵두’s malamute coat as she took her last breath. I learned a few lessons from her dignified last moments of life:
1. Life is precious; be grateful for each moment. Good or bad, these are the moments that create the magic of life. And there is no doubt; life is magical.
2. Death, as life, is embedded in peace.
3. Be patient. There is no need to rush. Slowing down increases our receptivity to love, and helps you see more beauty.
I feel great sympathy and empathy for my husband. He took care of her everyday for the last 8 years. He showed her so much love, consideration and understanding. They were kindred spirits.