This is Deputy Digby Pancake. Every day is an adventure. Even if we walk or hike at the same place more than once, there are always new things to look at and new smells. A new day brings a new way to look at something. But sometimes, there is so much to look at, you can’t focus.
As we were hiking yesterday, Girl Person let Brickle off his leash for a little bit. It’s allowed there, but it still makes her nervous.
She trusts Brickle. But she doesn’t trust herself to trust him. Makes no sense. She doesn’t let me off leash, because we both know what will happen. I’ve proven that many times. And actually, I’m ok with being by her now. It’s right for me. But right for Brickle to be the opposite.
For me, I would choose to run into the woods if I was off leash. I would smell and chase whatever I could till the cows came home. And if they didn’t come home, I’d stay out there anyways. I would Forget I was worrying the persons. But eventually I would remember dinner…wherever I roamed.
But Brickle? He patiently waits for us to catch up on the trail. He stays when he is told. And he chooses to use his freedom…sitting down.
I’ve never seen anything like it. His freedom is everything to him. He has told me so. But it’s because of the trust in him. Not where he can go. It would be right for him to run. That’s what most would expect. For it’s also right for him to sit. Having freedom to make choices is a good thing.
But what if you have trouble with choices? Maybe there are two right choices. Maybe more. But you can’t decide which way to go. You can’t decide where you want to go in life because you are scared that there is something better?
Making choices and decisions are hard for some persons. You can either sit down like Brickle and just enjoy where you are. Or you can just do whatever. Like me. Is any approach wrong? Is any choice wrong? No. It’s yours.
We can only do the best based on information we have. We can only go with our heart sometimes. Once you make a decision, either take off that leash or let yourself be led. Either way, enjoy the view. That’s always the right choice. And when you make that choice, don’t worry about what someone else would choose or what would be right in their eyes. Because you and only you will have to travel that path. Make sure you want to go.
–Deputy Digby Pancake