A few weeks ago I saw this movie--Denali--about an old dog and his human and it made me cry and get tears all over a friend's shirt (sorry about that) but there was this one line that has stayed with me ever since:
"When someone you love walks through the door, even if it happens five times a day, you should go totally insane with joy."
Piper, my delightful new puppy, gets so excited to see me after, say, I have been away in the kitchen for 30 seconds, that she can't even stand still. And it makes me feel like the single greatest human on the face of the planet.
Totally insane with joy. We could learn a lot from dogs.