Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

Dessert First April 6, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 6:43 pm
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For me, it’s usually a dental bone. Or a rawhide. Or may, if I’m really lucky, a fragment of bacon or steak table scraps. Dessert is probably pretty different for me than it is for most people.

For my people, it’s either homemade chocolate cream pie or a slice of tiramisu or carrot cake or cheesecake or Butterfinger torte. And it’s all pretty yummy from what I can tell by smelling it. I never get samples, but it’s okay. I can see the joy that comes from dessert. It’s honest and true and real.

So is life, I realized today. When you’ve been through something, big or small, it changes you. It changes your outlook on life. It’s no secret I eat the same thing every day. And, for me, dessert is usually a dental bone or rawhide or maybe (if I’m lucky) a table scrap of some kind. But in a way it is the same for a lot of people.Legacy Looks Like This

Sometimes life gets kind of repetitive from day to day. It can seem like we’re eating the same thing over and over. But ultimately that’s not such a bad thing. And it’s the dessert that changes things up. It doesn’t have to be a pie or cake of some kind. It can be any particular enjoyment of life.

Life. From the ground up, it can be dessert if we let it be. It’s all a matter of perspective.

Baby Carter had a fever today. It’s not a surprise because my people have been sick with a cold for a few days. I would have thought it somewhat of a miracle had he not come down with something. But as his fever went down I found myself feeling relieved. Who needs dessert when something as simple as life itself has been restored to normality?


8 Responses to “Dessert First”

  1. Lyn Says:

    Mmmm dessert! My favourite is Pavlova, lemon meringue pie or Banoffee pie. Poor little Carter, there is nothing worse than when a little person is not well. You feel so helpless. So glad he’s feeling better.

    • Yummmmm….I have never gotten to try pie, but mom likes to bake them from all kinds of fresh fruits and berries in the fall. It makes the house smell so tasty! And dear Carter is all better now. 🙂

  2. Thank you, no matter what I am going through I come to your little corner of the word and you are not only relevant but make me feel so much better!

  3. utesmile Says:

    You are such a wise dog and a such a sweetie, I could squeeze you all day! Love you Wiles!

  4. Sandy Says:

    Thanks for your reminder to be thankful for what we have. And today’s picture?? what a gem! You are a big help with Carter!

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