Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

I’m No Fool April 1, 2013

I don’t encounter many people in my average day. Generally, I see my adoptive parents and whoever mom and I run into in the neighborhood on our walks. I realized today one of many reasons that is simply not enough people time for me: I can’t share my joy with the world if I don’t encounter people with whom to share it. What a heartbreaking thought on this April Fool’s Day, a day traditionally reserved for happiness and merriment.

So I began this most recent holiday weekend with a challenge to myself to count every person I encountered. I wanted to bring joy to each of them, and count their smiles and laughs and successes on my mental scorecard. I may have lost the battle, but I most definitely won the war. While I was able to spend time 23 people who are blessings in my life, it was impossible to count their smiles and laughs. But I don’t see this as failure. I’m no fool, after all.

Twenty three was a pretty magical number for me this weekend. I eavesdropped on exciting conversations about career changes and upcoming confirmations, as well as sadder news of the recent funeral of a member of the extended family and word of an uncle being in the hospital. I performed tricks, played games and enjoyed more than my fair share of pets and love from every single person. I am exhausted today and I know exactly why that is the case.

As I half-daydreamed and half-napped my way through today, I realized something. I suppose it takes a certain amount of creativity and imagination for a dog like myself to blog. There’s definitely some who believe it’s silly of me to have Twitter and Facebook pages. And little ole me, publish a book? Forget about it. Here’s what all of those with little faith need to know: your doubt does nothing but fuel my passion to share joy that much more. I celebrate every single new follower on Twitter and Wiley’s Wisdom and do a little dance for joy when I make a new Facebook friend. Better yet, I embrace those who use social media in similar ways and listen with eager ears and a open heart to what they have to say. Hard at Work

The truth be told, I simply don’t see as many people as I wish I did in an average day. Please don’t misunderstand this as a complaint about my life in my forever home. I know it must be that way for other doggies and people alike. My dreams in life pour from the windows and doors of this place into a childlike vision of creativity and imagination into the wonderful world of social media where I too can be the difference I want to see in the world.

All Fool’s Day is a day to engrave the wisdom (of self-discovery) on our hearts, Sarah Ban Breathnach suggests in Simple Abundance. “It’s a perfect day for us to remember the importance of lightening up. A lighthearted sense of spontaneity is aligned with Spirit.” This is something I choose to not only remember today, but every day as I share my gift of light with the world.

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23 Responses to “I’m No Fool”

  1. Omg!!! Wiley that is by far my favorite picture of you so far, you are just way to adorable for words! PS- You should enter our giveaway we just put up today…if ya want! Happy April Fool’s day!

  2. I believe it was Sargeant Hulka from Stripes who said, “Lighten up, Francis.” Humans take themselves and other things too seriously. -BB

  3. That is to say, I agree.

  4. huntmode Says:

    Wiley! So great to catch up on your recent posts ~ you wise man. Got to agree with kirbydawg about the photo – just terrific. Someone once asked, “Do you know why Angels can fly?” “No.” “Because they are light! Lighten up, dude/dudette!” – You always show the way, Wiley – thanks!

    • Hey pal! I love that quote!!!! You might just see that concept make an appearance in a future blog post, thanks to you! Thanks also for the commentary on the photo. You make me blush. 🙂

  5. Love this pic and even though you can’t see them, you bring smiles to a lot of friends in cyber space!

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  7. I love that picture of you Wiles. You are by far one of my most favourite doggy bloggers!

  8. eastwitching Says:

    Fun and sweet – I hope droves of people now start coming to your door Wiley!

  9. Nessy San Says:

    You rock Mr. Wiley! More and more people are discovering your blog here, I am one of them as of recent. Good luck blogging and Happy Spring!

  10. A Says:

    Wiles! I see that your blog is now a huge hit! 🙂 You totally deserve all this adoration 🙂 Cute pic. I was just reading up on publishing and such, because my Dad plans to publish soon. Let me know if you need any help. I think you would make a brilliant author 🙂

    • Dear A! I see you’ve changed some things up about your blog as well! 😉 Good to see you back dear friend. I would love some help/guidance with publishing. You should know you made my day with your comment about my potential as an author. Hugs and licks and love to you!!!

      • A Says:

        I just recently sent my dad a mail with all the info I could gather about agent and queries and such. Let me know if you want me to mail it to you. It’s not much, but it’s a start 🙂

  11. Fab picture! Priceless

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

    April Fools!


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