Wag more, bark less.

Posted by on April 7, 2017 in Art, Motivation | 2 comments

Woof! altered book art by Virginia Beach artist Maggie Kerrigan

Woof! (using the book What the Dog Saw)

Today’s post is inspired by this new piece of art.

Try it, just for today:  wag more, and bark less.

Go out of your way to be enthusiastically friendly to everyone you encounter, at work, in the store, at home (especially at home).   And when you feel a gripe or complaint working its way to the surface, stuff it down and replace it with something enthusiastically positive.

Do this for yourself, and at the end of the day, reflect on what a difference it made.

Just for today: wag more, and bark less.

What do you think?

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  1. Such great advice! My theme in my 2nd grade class revolves around the Iditarod Dogsled race in Alaska. WE are ALL about the dogs! May I use “Wag more, and bark less” in my classroom….giving you the credit? Perfect idea for students AND teachers to focus more on compliments instead of complaints. Love it! You are such a clever and creative person and artist! Can’t believe I haven’t been reading your blog on a regular basis…I will now. Thank you for the inspiration!

    • Kelli, I love the idea that you use the Iditarod as a theme for your class! Yes, if you can teach the kids to wag more and bark less, then something significant will have been accomplished! Thank you for the compliments, too!

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