Trees of Transition

Planting seeds of hope throughout our world through sharing photography and thoughts on teaching, cooking, and life transitions.

The Joy of a Tail



The dog’s skinny, foot-long tail waggled joyfully as his owner carried him into the vet’s office. I glimpsed this scene for five seconds as I drove past, but the happiness shown in that tail made me smile.

The golden-brown tail whipped back and forth, just like if that dog was going to the beach (he didn’t know he was heading to the vet). Back and forth–carefree, happy, and content.

This puppy (maybe a terrier type of dog–I didn’t see it’s face), exuded joy. He was happy to be in his mistresses’ arms.

The joy given off by young, free animals pulls the watcher in…seeing this puppy made me want to share the joy…

Choose joy today.


P.S Here’s a tail photo–of the six foot Jackalop at Wall Drug in South Dakota.

By M. H. Campbell

Copyright 2015


Author: mary.campbell.schuh

Hello Friends, A curious, kind, practical, and energetic writer, wife, mother, and teacher is one way to describe me. I enjoy thinking about transitions--in schools, churches, families, relationships, and even countries. I'm passionate about learning, and I love working with people. Stop by often to see which kind of transition I'm thinking about, and I would appreciate hearing your thoughts. Peace! ~Mary Hope

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