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Joy: From the Ground Up

I’ll Be Counting Stars July 8, 2014

Filed under: Man's Best Friend — Wiley Schmidt @ 9:19 pm
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I don’t particularly care for baths. All right, I’ll be honest. I kind of hate them. Us canines make a living from defining our territory, which can best be accomplished by finding unique ways to deposit our unique doggie smell wherever possible. I can’t say I’ve ever done it around dear baby Carter, though, since he seems to find his own unique ways of doing everything.Feeling thoughtful

Bath time, for example, is quite the experience in itself. Yet it’s not, because it’s part of our daily life around here. Today, as it was happening the same old way at the same old time, I realized how happy the whole experience makes dear baby Carter. He was kicking and splashing and happy as ever. And today I realized why that is.

He is over it. Literally and figuratively speaking, my dear six-month-old baby pal is over the whole water thing. He’s comfortable floating around in it (otherwise known as his baby bath tub or swim toy). Okay, I’ll be honest, it made me nervous at first too, seeing my dear little two-legged pal floating around at his tender age. Then I watched, amazed, as he was not only okay with it, but he was thriving. He was happy. And his happiness (as usual) was contagious.

It reminded me of a song I’ve heard frequently on the radio. Not the one about pennies from heaven (which would also be appreciated), but the ones about counting stars. It is a song by One Republic I can’t say is incredibly relatable other than that its words touch hearts on a daily basis. Instead of counting money, one of their songs encourages the world to count the stars.

So that’s what I did today. Because I don’t particularly care for baths. If I’m being honest, I kind of hate them. But that was until I learned the kind of joy they can  bring to my dear forever people. And (at least from what I can tell) experience tends to at the very least guide one’s opinion on something.

It’s not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time I break the rules. So today I do this by recognizing how the day and its importance in the past, all-the-while recognizing the importance such things have on our future. If today taught me something it would be not to count anything other than stars. Ultimately the stars in the sky help us give definition to our dreams.