Why it is okay to believe your pet best friend is still with you.

I’m not a religious person — generally speaking. So I shun the traditional views of heaven and life after death.

But I hate that! I hate that I can’t accept some of the beliefs of traditional religion regarding death. I am jealous of those who can because I think death might be just a bit easier to take if I had those beliefs. But try as I might to suspend judgment, I just can’t go there.

However, I do believe in the spirit — of sorts. I’m not sure what that is, but the thought…