Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

No Place Like Home May 27, 2013

Wiley’s daydreams was on the short list of other possible names for this blog. I spend the majority of my time either daydreaming or dreaming in my sleep, so I thought it would be a clever way to illustrate all those thoughts in my little doggie mind.

Blogging Away

Then the day happened that brought inspiration in the most unexpected of ways. Snow had been falling from the sky laying a beautiful blanket of sparkly diamonds on my backyard, and it came to me. My mom was so excited to get outside and play with me, she threw away caution with wild abandon, and she laughed. Oh dog, did she laugh to the point I wasn’t sure which came first – her joy or mine.

In that moment, it didn’t matter which came first. I felt such an overwhelming burst of joy I couldn’t help but want to find a way to share it with the world. Just as joy fell from the sky that day, I wanted to bring my perspective of joy to the world from the ground up.

That is among the reasons I know now with complete certainty I wouldn’t change the name, nor the path that brought me to where I am today. But that doesn’t stop my curious mind from occasionally wondering what it would be like to switch places with another blogger for a few days. Would my switcheroo be with a person or a four-legged friend? Where would this person be at in their life? Would it be a little person or an adult? A puppy or a dog? Would it be with someone in the United States or in a country far away? Oh, the possibilities! There would be so much to learn from a new perspective on things, and I’m never one to turn down a learning experience.

But I’m also not one to covet. I love everything about the people, places and things in my life, and I wouldn’t want to leave all that behind if only for a few days. There is a unique perspective to be offered by so many bloggers out there, and I can’t find it in my heart (let alone in my ability) to communicate that perspective as well as they do.

We all have our different reasons for blogging. It’s what makes us unique. While switching places might be a fun learning experiment, I fear the result wouldn’t be as pleasurable as many might have hoped. Instead I opt to continue reading the perspectives of my pals in the blogosphere, and learning life lessons through their stories.

After all, I’m really good at daydreaming.

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27 Responses to “No Place Like Home”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Whatever you had called your blog, Wiley, would make no difference…it would still be Wiley’s Wisdom 😉

  2. Great to daydream dear Wiley if you’re happy in your own skin 😉

  3. Me, too, Wiley! I love my blogging friends, but I am happy right where I am. I wouldn’t switch for anything! Mom “gets” me and I “get” her.

    Love and licks,

    • Dear Cupcake,
      I’m so happy that you and your mom “get” each other! That is a special bond. 🙂 I thought about switching places with you, but I think we have pretty similar outlooks on life, so that would have been silly. 😉
      Lots of love,

  4. catchatcaren Says:

    and you are super good at writing. We love your blog.

  5. Pat Says:

    “Love It”!! Nope I wouldn’t switch either,we all have our own unique style and I do enjoy the other bloggers too. You have so many beautiful awards “Congratulations”!! 😀 D; I enjoyed my visit and thanks for yours.

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  8. No place like home, Wiley!! You are a lucky fellow…:)

  9. Leisa Says:

    If you ever need a holiday Wiley…my home is your home..and of course bring your forever people!!!

  10. angloswiss Says:

    Mrs. Human says any time Wiley, you are welcome. The trio infernal (3 felines) said as long as it is day dreaming that is ok. The felines dream 23 hours a day and spend an hour looking for a place to dream.

    • I’m so flattered you even mentioned me considering your audience of felines who don’t necessarily care for canines. 🙂 I’m glad we share our daydreams though.

  11. I agree for the blogosphere-thingy ! And I wouldn’t switch some things – I’m happy to be me and to be here – why asking for more. Have a great tuesday, lets dream a daydream together…. about… chewingbones? yes, that’s agood dream!

  12. Hi, I’ve nominated you for a bouquet of awards. Click on the link for more information. Namaste! http://juliannevictoria.com/2013/05/28/bundles-of-gratitude-two-8-flower-bouquets-of-awards/

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

    Getting back to your roots is important from time to time.

  14. tchistorygal Says:

    My Teddy Bear, Manny has his own blog because he switched places and went to visit other bloggers. He’s just waiting to go on his next trip. It’s a little easier for Manny to travel, than it is for you, though, Wiley. 🙂

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