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Joy: From the Ground Up

Joy: From the ground up December 21, 2012

Playing in the snowEnglish novelist Terry Pratchet once wrote that “joy is to fun what the deep sea is to a puddle…It’s a feeling inside that can hardly be contained.”

I never knew joy that special until a balmy summer afternoon about two and a half years ago when I met the people who would bring me into my forever home. Other dogs I know think the whole love at first sight thing is ridiculous, but when I saw them smile as they approached my designated area at that place called the humane society, I just knew…they would be my people. Since then, I have been privileged enough to experience moments of overwhelming joy on such a regular basis. I have come to learn that joy like I have in my heart holds its greatest value to me when I share it with others.

And so begins my quest to experience life to the fullest by sharing my ground-level perspective with the world.

Today was a day to glory in one of the very smallest sources of happiness I have come across – the wonder that is snow and all it brings with it. It never ceases to amaze me how something as small as a snowflake can bring so much merriment. It is one of the best examples I can think of to demonstrate how joy is best when shared, since snowfall like we had today often leads to two of my favorite things – extra cuddle time with my people and playtime in the snow. I wonder if my mom realizes how blessed I feel when she runs around like a ninny with me outside. I know she must be cold because she usually is so excited to get outside with me that she doesn’t put on a sensible coat. But we play and she laughs and I can’t tell whether my tail wagging or her laughter came first. Joy. In a moment, there it is.


14 Responses to “Joy: From the ground up”

  1. erinorange Says:

    Love this – such a new perspective on things!

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  5. utesmile Says:

    I am reading your first post and it is about joy, I could have guessed….. You are joy and give joy! ………. and what a sweet picture too!

    • Hi friend,
      So nice to see you here. Back at the start. I can’t believe it was a year ago today this journey began. Thank you for your friendship – it is one of several that has made this journey all the more special.
      Lots of love,

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