Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Little Guy, Big Thoughts January 27, 2013

Fortune cookies make me feel rich. Not just because they are yummy (and my mom accidentally drops them on the floor for me every now and then), but because of the wisdom they contain:

Seize from every moment its uniqueness.

Trust others but still keep your mind open.

A sound mind and healthy body bring many happy events to you and your family.

And my own personal favorite: You will bring sunshine into someone’s life.

These are a sample of some of the fortunes of wisdom I’ve stumbled upon in the Schmidt kitchen lately. No bigger than a people finger, those little fortunes pack a powerful philosophical punch. Little and insignificant as they may seem, I place a high value on the insights, advice, and inspiration they provide.

I know what its like to not be taken seriously because of my size. A lot of people have underestimated me in my life because I’m little. And atย only a foot and a half tall and 22 pounds, I will admit I’m on the smaller side (canine or otherwise). Little guy is even one of my nicknames. But (like so many things in life) you can’t judge a book by its cover. This little guy is full of big thoughts.

Like Sarah Ban Breathnach suggests in Simple Abundance, I find joy in my daily dialogue that is this blog. It might just be the best thing since sliced bread (with peanut butter, of course).

Little Guy, Big Thoughts

“I will write myself into well-being,” author Nancy Mairs said.

I have definitely been happier since I started this blog. It gives me a medium to express myself (little as the world may perceive me) and bring sunshine to the lives of others. I love words, so seeing my own come together so cohesively on a daily basis brings me joy.

But this isn’t about me. This is about something much bigger than me. This is about me aspiring to be even the littlest ray of sunshine for people. German philologist Max Muller said it best when he said “a flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.”

Love for life brings sunshine amidst the cloudiest of days if you ask little ole me.

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14 Responses to “Little Guy, Big Thoughts”

  1. scrapydo Says:

    Very sharp my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Well you do bring rays of sunshine to me Wiley ๐Ÿ™‚

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  4. seeker Says:

    Mr. Wiley, just looking at you makes me smile. Love to see you paw prints in my post . Woof.

  5. Reblogged this on Wiley's Wisdom and commented:

    I can’t help but think of my little person when reading this now.

  6. utesmile Says:

    You are bringing daily sunshine to me! High paw!

  7. pawedblog Says:

    Oh Wiley, it’s so you that fortune cookies are a favourite treat! You bring sunshine to many of our lives and I never had a doubt that you had ‘big thoughts for a small guy’
    Hugs, Carrie (Myfie, Ellie and Millie) x

  8. You definitely bring sunshine into mine!!


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