Wiley's Wisdom

Joy: From the Ground Up

For Me It’s Both November 30, 2014

I have so many questions. So many general thoughts about life and all that makes it up. So many observations about people, places and things. And what I feel is a unique perspective from which to share all of this with whomever will take it.

Sometimes I feel like I’m babbling myself into some kind of intellectual abyss. Other times I feel like these questions, thoughts and observations have a way of coming together in a kind of harmony that I couldn’t replicate again if I tried. Like anyone I have good days and bad days. I know this reflects in my ongoing conversations with the blogosphere I have come to know as family in the last almost two years.Happy Blogging!

I can’t believe it’s been that long. In less than a month, I will have blogged every single day for two straight years. Seven days a week, 365 days a year, of joy, from the ground up. And while much of the obvious things in my life have remained static, I got to thinking today about how the world around me has changed so much since then.

Mom was recovering from knee reconstruction surgery all those months ago. She was laid up for what feels like forever, which I wouldn’t have minded if not for all the pain she was suffering through. Since then, our family of three has become a family of four and she has a different job that allows her more time at home with dear baby Carter and I. Dad liked me back then, but I know for sure he loves me now. And not just because he lets me snuggle with him more than he used to, but because he tells me he loves me when no one’s listening.

Life is different, simple as that, but I would take it as far as to say it’s better. Mom is happier, and an already stable marriage between my forever mom and dad is stronger. Carter is almost a year old and bringing more joy than frustration to all of us these days. Life is good.

When all of this started, I didn’t know what to expect. All I knew was I wanted to share my perspective on the joy in my world with whomever is interested enough to read my questions, thoughts and observations. Now I am blessed to have readers I’ve come to think of as family. It’s amazing what this thing called the Internet can do.

“Commitment is an act, not word,” suggested French philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre. In my case, it’s both. Because for better or worse, I am grateful to have your support through my good, bad, ugly, hysterical or downright challenging days. Amid all my curious musings, this is something I know for sure.


6 Responses to “For Me It’s Both”

  1. Life changes all the time, Wiles. We’re happy to be able to share the changes with you. Your wisdom never fails to inspire us.

    Love and licks,

    • Dear Cupcake,
      You always know just what to say to make me smile. Thank you (and your forever mom) for always being such a great source of support, humor, and friendship.
      Lots of love to you both,

  2. utesmile Says:

    2 years every day, you are amazing! You have brought much happiness to me too with this blog and your wisdom Wiles! Let your heart shine for more years to come ! Love you ! Ute xx

    • Oh, friend. You know you’re so special to us around here, right? Thanks so much for all of your commentary and feedback through the time – it’s been more helpful than you know!
      Lots of love,

  3. Lyn Says:

    Wiles, you’re a blogging dynamo. I started following you about three months into your blog and have loved every single post since then. I love your passion, your humour, your love for your forever family and your compassion for those around you. May your blog bloom and grow forever.

    • Aw. Your comment made my heart swell so much I shared it with mom and…well, she got a tear in her eye. Your words are why I keep this up every day. Thank you for your kindness, your friendship, and your support!
      Lots of love,

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