Share a photo that depicts your interpretation of “security.”

Morty, snoozing.

A few years ago, my husband called me from work with a question that changed our lives: “Can we keep him?” Long story short, the “him” in question was a three-year-old Maltese-x. No longer wanted, his owner bought a much larger dog thinking it could handle the wayward hands of unruly children better than this 5 lb. scrap of white fluff. Sight unseen, I said yes and made a friend for life.

His first night he was so terrified, he wouldn’t leave my side. He refused to make eye contact and licked his lips repeatedly — dog language for “I’m super stressed. Please don’t hurt me. I promise I won’t hurt you.” I just sat quietly and let him get used to his forever home — one with guaranteed security for the rest of his life.

Morty, safe and happy in his new home. Photo by Krista.

It’s amazing what people will cast off. Morty is friendly, energetic, and loyal. He wants nothing more than to hang out at your side. One of his favorite things to do is rest his snoozy mug on my laptop as I work. Every time I look at this photo, I think he’s smiling.

For this week’s challenge, show us something that represents security. It could be your kids happily reading under their favorite throw blanket. It could be a roaring fire chasing away the last of winter’s cold. It could be a worry stone you keep in your pocket or that favorite tee shirt that makes you feel awesome every time you put it on.

Looking forward to seeing your creative interpretations of this theme!

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  1. When I read this word, I thought of the skies. It’s something else entirely to spend some time just being with them – and your Power. It’s about security, inside, that feels outside. It’s about ‘being’ in love more than about ‘being in love’!

    I just posted mine here!



  2. Hi Krista,

    I just read your post and it was heart touching to know that little Morty now has a place to call home! My security thought would be writing and usually writing anything. When I write it makes me feel like I’m in another place and all the worries of today fade away from view. I’m completely emerged in my own world and I love it!


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