Spreading Joy to the World, The Hachi Way

No matter how you’re spending your holidays this year, one thing’s for sure: LOVE is everywhere — and it’s growing!

Yes, 2020 has been a difficult year to say the least. But, in the midst of all of its trials, many of us have had the realization that NOW is the time to really start living the life of our dreams (or even in our wildest imaginations). By slowing down and turning inward, we’ve been able to use this year as an opportunity to sit still (not much choice!) and reevaluate our priorities. And, in doing so, we’ve been able to refocus our attention on what really makes our hearts soar…


Love comes in so many forms and it’s at the core of everything that brings us true happiness in life. From our family to our four-legged friends, the way we love others is so often the way we are loved ourselves. So, if our personal interactions lack for depth or passion, perhaps we need to evaluate the dynamics in our past (family, friends, environment…) and be mindful to treat others as we would like to be (the Golden Rule is alive and well!).

And the More We Love, the More Joyful We feel!

Even in the thick of difficulties, taking a moment to show kindness to others is the fastest way to reclaim our joy — and help others reclaim that same spark, too.

As 2020 comes to a close, it’s amazing to look around and see just how much has changed in the world of Hachi. Not only has the number of Hachi friends around the world grown with abundance, but more and more people are feeling called to spread his message of loyalty and forever love.

Once You’re Touched by Hachi, You’ll Never be the Same

And the same is true for the love you feel — and have felt — from your own dog.

Dogs have the most amazing capacity for love. So much so that it’s easy to take it for granted from time to time. But when you really sit in that endless love your dog offers you, appreciating all of it, you quickly learn just how powerful simple expressions of love are.

Just being present in the moment and really listening to a conversation (instead of thinking of work projects) can make your partner feel respected and appreciated. The interaction feels so much more gratifying than spending a longer time not really “being” there.

When you are reminded by your dog of just how much you are loved, you can’t help but to feel JOYFUL!

So, as we enjoy the holidays and prepare for a new year, let us all remember the power of love — and the joy it’s capable of spreading if you, like our dogs, don’t hold anything back.

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3 Ways to Add More Joy:

1. Rewatch “Hachi: A Dog’s Tale”! No matter how many times you’ve seen the film, there’s always a new detail you notice. And, even more importantly, a new emotion you feel.

2. Take time to really feel loved by your dog. This unconditional love has the power to be life-changing if you let it. And, the more you appreciate how your dog loves you, the more you can love those around you — and with the same loyalty and enthusiasm as your best canine friend!

3. Feel the powerful, supportive warmth of our inspired Facebook community.  Just drop in and experience the friendliness for yourself. You may even decide to stay and chime in!

Start living your best life — today! For more Hachi Joy, sign up hereand receive your FREE guide “7 Ways You Can (And Should Be) More Like Your Dog!”

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1 year ago

Love this!! Perfect read to ring in the new year!

1 year ago
Reply to  Leslie

Thank you! May 2021 be your most joyous year yet! 🎉

Ann Blank
Ann Blank
1 year ago

I met Vicki Wong and her Hachi when I was with my dog Cassie 20 years ago in a dog park. I impulsively got Cassie as a puppy and I couldn’t believe I could love a being so much like I loved my Cassie which led to my life “going to the dogs”.I rescued 4 more dogs at one time from the streets and moved from an exclusive area condo in Santa Monica to buy a home for the 5 dogs. Vicki came with me and said “this is the perfect doghouse “ so I bought it! Cassie, Chance, Cody,… Read more »

1 year ago
Reply to  Ann Blank

You are a dog’s (and cat’s) best friend! Yet, besides your life mission of helping & rescuing animals- you are a supportive angel to your friends as well. 😍


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