Bake your cake and eat it too!

“I realized that life is a question and how we live it is our answer.” A quote from the book ‘The One Thing’ by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan

It’s Sunday afternoon, I’m baking a cake and our ‘Guide Dog’ in training is napping in her kennel and it occurs to me after recently reading a quote form Gary Keller’s book ‘The One Thing,” why can’t we make our cake and eat it too? How could we forget this famous scene from the movie ‘City Slickers?’ Curly talks about the city folk that spend 50 weeks a year getting all worked up in knots and expect 2 weeks in a saddle to wash it all away. My point here is, why can’t we just bake a cake for the sheer enjoyment of doing so? And, why can’t I eat that cake without the guilt that comes along with it or regretting the calories I just consumed – even though it was pure joy! People keep asking us how we will be able to give up this beautiful dog after 9-12 months and although it will be hard, we know from day one that it’s not ours to keep. We are socializing and training this dog so that someone in real need of its skills can perhaps live better, maybe simpler.  For now we are ‘living in the moment’ with our puppy. Tonight, we will eat cake and just enjoy it. I guess if someone asked me what my One Thing is, I would tell them that it is living in the moment. Enjoy your cake, have fun and soak up time with an adorable animal. Spend time with you children and realize that even though you raise them from ‘young pups’ that they too one day will probably move on. Try as much as possible to avoid getting tied up all in knots and look to find your one thing.

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