This is Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle. It has been one of those weeks when I wonder if it can get any hotter. Can I get any hotter? I often ask myself that when I look in the mirror. But yes, everyday in this Florida place, it seems like the temperature is rising, rising, rising.
Persons complain about everything. When it’s cold, they complain about that. When it’s hot, they complain about that. When it rains, they complain about that. When it doesn’t rain, they complain about that. Complaining can be a way to make excuses. Complaining takes more energy than positivity.
And I just have to say it. When you want something to happen in your life, blame and complaints don’t make that thing happen. It is up to you. Only you. No one else can save the day…but you.
It has become apparent to me lately that if I want something to happen, I have to work at it. There are many persons here at camp that I like and like a lot. When we first got here, we didn’t know anyone at camp. But as the weeks and the months went by, and I started recognizing persons and they started recognizing me, we built a bit of a kinship. They had either treats or hugs or nice words. And I decided to make it a point to go and see them everyday.
It was like the days when we lived by Granny Person and Gandma and Gandpa. The treat trail there was a memory in my mind, and I decided that if I wanted another treat trail, I had to make it happen. And even though it has taken almost six months to make it happen, Girl Person finally realized the routine I had forged and the path I had made. I had to hustle to make it happen.
You see, if I had waited for all my campground family to bring treats right to my door, that may have never happened. Well, maybe eventually, when they saw my handsome. But maybe not. And so what are you looking for in life? Are you working towards it or are you complaining, waiting and letting doubts get in your way? If so, you need to change the trail you’re on. Many trails lead to the same place, but some take longer And that’s ok too. Just keep walking, because if you get off of the trail and wait, you won’t make any progress at all. Success is given to those that work to make things happen. Nothing is given to us. Well, maybe my handsome. I don’t have to work at that. It does actually come natural.
If my persons could take a little bit of this advice in the next few two weeks, I wish that they would. When worry and self doubt seem to overshadow their days, that Depression Monster creeps in. But if they listen to this, keep hustling to make our dreams happen and work towards them, I think that our trail will be a better one. I can’t do everything around here. Except be handsome. I still have a few more days of my treat trail here. Then, a new hustle begins. I am ready. I’ve heard it said the doors will be opened to those bold enough to knock. When I knock, have those treats ready. I like peanut butter cookies.
-Sheriff Peanut Butter Brickle