This is Deputy Digby Pancake. This time next week, we will attempt…attempt…to hit the road! Almost six months in this Jacksonville, Florida place hasn’t been without trials and sicknesses and losses. But thru it all, we gained a new resolve to make every day count. Wherever we are.
There are so many individuals we are going to miss. And our friend Jax is going to be saying goodbye to them tomorrow on the blog. Because we can’t bear to.
Today starts more fixing, planning and packing. We know where we are going next Sunday. But each day, we are going to keep it a surprise for you. That’s right. We won’t be telling you ahead. We are all going to live in the moment. That’s the beauty of this trip. That’s what a dog does. And that’s how we are going to travel this time!
You see, dogs don’t plan. We do what we want, when we want. If it wasn’t for leashes and fences, imagine where we could go!
When persons plan too far ahead, they set expectations that lead to disappointment. But living in the moment allows you to fully appreciate what was there when you didn’t expect to. Like when you order pancakes and they give you extra maple syrup without you even asking!
The persons say that giving up going to that Italy place was a no brainer because of me and Brickle’s well-being. But what they got in return was a goal. A goal not of destinations. A goal not of searching for happiness. But a goal of appreciation for an extra day. Every day has been an extra day since May.
Imagine all that persons could do if they threw their negativity out the window. Riding with happy inside, even if it’s raining outside is the safest way to go. We can’t control all the negative parts of our world. But we can make our own worlds the best it can be for as long as we have.
So lets plan this week as we get our hearts ready to leave this Florida place. It’s the final countdown!
Do you feel it? The world is calling. It’s ours. It’s yours. We can do this!
–Deputy Digby Pancake