August 2, 2015 admin

PURPOSE: Frankie the Dog

by Eric Albert

Age 66. New Rochelle, NY

I learned my purpose in life from being my canine companion’s guardian for the last 15 1/2 years of his life. He crossed over Rainbow Bridge on September 7, 2012 at the age of 17 1/2.

My purpose in life is to try to be as existential as Frankie was.


My purpose in life is to try to be as existential as Frankie was, i.e., experiencing and receiving joy in the moment. To not take each day I live for granted. To be mindful that life can change in a second, and be grateful for waking up in good health with a roof over my head; with enough food to eat; with all my senses intact, and so many other blessings too numerous to count.

Prior to Frankie’s passing, I was not very reflective about my purpose in life. I learned about my purpose in life from reflecting about how he experienced his life. He was an angel sent to Earth in the form of a dog. He was MY angel. For some people this may seem corny, but for me it has been a revelation. 

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