A dear friend sent me a beautiful quote this morning: “When two givers indulge in a connection, it’s like magic.  It’s alchemy. I water you, you water me. We never drain each other, we just grow.”

There are several themes running through the book Travels with the Doggie Lama.  One is Soulmates.  Plural.

The friend that sent me that quote is a soulmate of mine. The Doggie Lama falls into that category, too.  Most of the important people in my life are soulmates.  They sure make life richer, happier, and even magical.   The quote above sums up so much of what I share in the story of life with Keisha.  She was a wild-child, she caused a lot of mayhem around her and she was extremely opinionated.  But she taught me more about connection, about magic, about alchemy and about growth than any of the hundreds of self-help books that line my shelves.  Maybe even more then the countless seminars I’ve attended seeking to enrich the quality of my life.

My four-legged soulmate made me laugh, made me cry, opened my heart and brought out a side of me that was hidden from the world.

Even from myself.

Have you kissed your soulmate today?  Or taken them for a walk? Or given them a hug?

There’s no time like the present.