That walk with Dusty, a mere blip in time, made my heart happy, my spirits soar. It opened my mind to experiencing joy in the now and the long-lived power of thought. My positive childhood vision is alive and well today. If not for Dusty, would I have witnessed that beautiful moment? Would I have paid attention? Sometimes a seemingly simple life choice (a walk with my dog) overwhelms me with the richness of encouraging possibilities. It’s just a matter of hitting the pause button, ditching mundane distractions and taking notice. Seems I do that best in the company of critters. So I’m on the road with Dusty Quinn being aware, embracing the moment, appreciating the good stuff always available when I stop and see and, perhaps, shed a tear of gratitude.