This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. You know it’s a good day when you wake up from a nap outside and you see corn on the cob. You know it’s a good day when you don’t even know how that corn on the cob got there. What is this, I wondered. Where am I?
Corn. Not just any corn. Corn on the cob.
Girl Person told me that her and Boy Person were going to start a campfire and cook some up. She said corn wasn’t particularly good for dogs, but no worries there. I didn’t want to eat the corn on the cob. I wanted to admire it for a little while. Because I had not ever got to see one so close up. It. Was. Amazing.
I wondered how this particularly corny corn on the cob made its way to our campsite. Girl Person said the someone grew it and that it took a lot of work to make the land ready, to water the corn and to pick the corn. She said that everyone takes for granted how food makes its way to our plates. I was more impressed by how it ended up by my head at our campsite.
I knew that this corn was destined to be dinner. I knew that this corn was destined to be enjoyed with a little bit of cilantro and garlic and bbq sauce. But I thought that if just for a moment, I could give this corn on the cob a name, that maybe others would realize that Husky was important. You see, food is life. Food helps us have energy. Food helps us to grow. Food is something we look forward to each and every day. If you wake up and there is a corn on the cob under your head, that is no less believable than believing it just appeared on your plate. Appreciate it. Admire it. Every kernel, every food that we eat has a purpose. And it takes the sun, the rain, the people to bring it to you.
Oh, the simple things in life that aren’t so simple, yet amazing. Believe in the corn on the cobs of your day today. Look at just one little thing a little longer. Like Husky, the corn on the cob. Imagine that there were no small things to appreciate. Imagine if there was no corn on the cob. How much we would miss it.
Take what is good about life and concentrate on that when things seem hard like a corn on the cob pillow. Because you might just find that it was there to wake you up to the better things ahead.
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle