by Skip Cohen
It's Sunday, and if you're new to following me, I always jump the rail on Sunday mornings. For me, it's therapeutic to step away from marketing and business, and for you, at the very least, I hope it's entertaining and, here and there, thought-provoking.
We've got two pups, each three years old, Belle and Lucy. Unfortunately, it's also the rainy season in Florida, and Belle is totally schizo when it comes to thunder. So, the minute the thunder starts to roll, it's time for her "Thunder Shirt." I laugh every time it goes on. Like a little kid with a superhero cape, she suddenly becomes invincible. The shakes and hiding under the coffee table in my office disappear.
Well, here's my point - What if somebody made a Thunder Shirt for adults? We don't need it for protection from thunderstorms, but the media, politicians, telemarketing calls, bad neighbors, over-opinionated friends, hold times with Dr's offices, Comcast, and vendors who don't care...and the list goes on and on. Think about it for a second - instead of getting aggravated and wondering if you took your blood pressure medication, you'd put on your Thunder Shirt, and nothing would bother you - it would all roll off your back!
I can't help but wonder if we really could take a lesson from the pet community. Then again, maybe the pet industry got it from us - when the shirt doesn't work, and Belle is too upset over really loud thunder, we've got CBD edibles that mellow her right out. Willie Nelson might have even been on the development team!
Hey, it's just an idea, and it's my blog. At the very least, I can dream!
Wishing everybody a day ahead when you don't need a Thunder Shirt! When nothing gets on your nerves, and you have time to simply love the people closest to you and realize that even when you feel like whining about the world, you're still so blessed. Go for those eleven-second hugs I always write about - they really work almost as good as a Thunder Shirt.
Happy Sunday - or Monday if you're following me from the other side of the world!
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