Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Today I was reminded of how I want to try to have a positive attitude. As I was walking I heard the joyful barking of a dog who I have been hearing for years. This dog is a huge tan hairy dog that has the best attitude. Every morning and evening he and his owner drive by my home. He rides in the back of a big pickup and looks from one side to the other with keen interest. (I know some of you will be bothered by him riding in back but I have no control over that so no angry messages please.) He has a bark that you can tell is joyful and he will look around until he spots someone then he barks in regular intervals like he is saying, "Hey look at me I am going." It is usually about 8:15 in the morning that he goes by and the neighbor children are walking to the school by my house. He doesn't make a sound until he spots those kids and then he starts. I told my grands that he is shouting out to the kids telling them he is, "going to work, going to do something, going for a ride." That bark is so joyful and his tail is just wagging. He keeps it up until he is past the kids and then he stops. Then the barking is repeated at about 5:00 pm when he heads home. We live across from a college so there is always someone out that he can bark to. I hear him barking and again think about what he might be saying. "Going home, going to eat, going to rest." It has become a routine that I listen for often and chuckle to myself about that happy dog. I got thinking that there are a lot of joyful things that we go to do. There was a time that I was really down about not being able to work. I now work at my small job and enjoy it very much. I enjoy doing so much that use to seem impossible for me to do. I hope that as I do the things I can now that I convey the joy that dog gives to the world. Hey world look at me I am going to???????