Market Common Dogs at Charlie's Corner

New Year’s Resolutions and Magical Coat of Fur

Charlie’s Corner is the domain of Charlie, the furry four-legged lady’s man of the Market Common. Each month, he’ll share information to help all new, visiting, and existing doggie community members get the most out of life alongside their human companions. We’ll feature his reflections on what it’s like to be a dashing downtown doggie, as he reminds all of us how to play well together. 

This month, Charlie gives us an update on how his Christmas gift panned out, and sets his New Year’s resolutions.

Happy New Year to all my fans, followers, admirers and readers, especially the little ones… you know who you are. 

I really appreciated the literary contribution of Holly the Holiday Fairy last month, as well as her Christmas present to me (if you missed it, you can read all about it here). I spent my holiday season extra relaxed from all the extra snuggling, pats, and belly rubbing I received from those eager to get in on the community magic.

It’s been nice shining my light to everyone knowing that I was making their day extra special and imbuing their lives with greater peace and security. Especially as most of my cuddle time came from my family. What a wonderful way to give back to them for the great care they take of me. I’m certain some community-oriented sparkles like love, creativity, generosity, and caring fell on and blessed them, and they in turn, share that and bring that to you— most notably through the Insider, but also in the way they interact with their co-workers, clients, and friends.

It’s nice to have someone in your life who can remind you of your own specialness and the gift your presence is to others. And if you don’t feel that from someone in your life, then what are you waiting for? You must need a place and opportunity to share your gifts with others. Why not contribute to our beautiful community in your own unique way? And then share that with us so we can share your story with everyone and celebrate all the good in our lives and our homes.

The privilege I feel at carrying friendly blessings in my fuzzy coat inspired me to turn over a new leaf in 2017 that’s more service-oriented. So I’d like to share with you my New Year’s resolutions.

  • Make at least one person happier daily just by being me
  • Help Jim get in better shape by asking for longer walks
  • Cut back on treats and chicken
  • Brainstorm more ways to build a great community in the Market Common

What are your New Year’s resolutions? I’d love to know— hop on our Facebook community to share. Better yet— come to our office for morning social hour at Charlie’s Corner, and meet me and my new pal who’s the community relations manager for our team, Tom Restivo.

Let’s inspire one another to stay on track this year. I know I’m going to need help getting by with less chicken.

Until next time, 

P.S. Follow me on Facebook to keep up with all my latest news, and on Instagram @charlieparkerscorner.

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