A happy little puppy

Have you ever noticed, no matter how hard of a day you have, the joy on your dog’s face when you walk through the door is the same. Many days I wish I could harness that enthusiasm and bring it to every aspect of my life. I get up early, start my day with a brief walk with my little pal, and then head off to eight hours of pure torture at work. Working as a stockbroker is no easy task and I have grueling hours of trying to keep my friends happy and maintain their portfolios. Let me tell you in today’s volatile market that is no easy task. I head home at the end of the day and many times just want to find my head under a pillow and shut out the world, but, that’s when my trusted companion meets me at the door with joy on his face and tail wagging.  He has been waiting all day for me to come home and is very happy to head outside for another walk. If course, when you think about it, he has been able to lounge around all day, in a climate controlled space, take naps and play with his toys. Maybe he barked at the occasional person walking by, had a few drinks of water or even a snack from his dish, but other than that, he really has an easy life. He never has to worry about deadlines, irate customers, or even whether the temperature outside is too hot or too cold. The fully programmable HVAC system makes sure the that the house is a constant temperature year round so he is always comfortable. I wish I could experience his life some days, but, that would mean going out in the elements to do my business and I wouldn’t like that at all.