I thought the puppy was going to break into two pieces. The back half of Watson was shaking and twisting uncontrollably in one direction while the front half was shaking and twisting the other way. His head was bobbing up and down and his tongue wagging side to side.

Just because I was home.

I’m always amazed by how excited the dog gets when I come home. I mean, all I do is come home, something I do every day. But in his world that is something to get excited about. Sometimes so excited that bodily functions don’t function as they should and I’m cleaning up doggie pee off the kitchen floor as a result.

Just because I was home.

When was the last time you were so excited that you pee’d on your kitchen floor?

Sometimes life sucks the puppy out of us, doesn’t it? Sometimes we become that old dog, the one averse to the new tricks, the one content to simply curl up and stop chasing the squirrels of our dreams.

One of the best parts of being human is that we get to choose what we get excited about. And life gives us a great deal to be excited about. If we choose to see it. So why is it then that what we once saw as magical can, at some point, become mundane? Amid the abundance of miracles surrounding us, how often do we cast our gaze on what we feel is missing, thinking about what’s next at the expense of missing out on the joy and magic of what already is?

Take a few moments today to reflect upon your life. What is it that you now simply walk past that once stopped you in your tracks?

Sometimes when we reflect upon our life we rediscover it. And with that rediscovery we also rediscover the joy and excitement of what makes our life worth living in the first place.

Without peeing on your kitchen floor.

It’s a great day to be you!

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