This is Deputy Digby Pancake. We all have choices in life. Some are very serious. Some may affect you the rest of your life. Some decisions you may question for years to come. But other decisions are easy. Like what to have for breakfast or lunch or even dinner. And for me, obviously, I’ll always choose a pancake. Over and over again.
But what happens when a decision you have to make seems easy, but what you want to do is impossible? Maybe you want to live somewhere but you can’t afford to. Maybe you want to go somewhere but you don’t feel good. Maybe, just maybe, you want that pancake, but someone gives you a waffle. And you didn’t want that waffle. Your decision was decided for you. I mean, me. Yeah. That happened to me.
I was all hoping for a pancake. Maybe a stack of three. You see, I’ve been feeling good. I’ve been hiking with extra speed lately. And the weather has cooled down a little! So yesterday, my drool was falling. I was ready. And Girl Person said “order up”. I love this part of the day.
Now. I don’t get up for breakfast. Brickle and I get hand fed so that we have an equal share and so that we, I mean, I savor it. So Girl Person told us to take our spots outside so we could eat al fresco, and here it came. My order. And well. It was a stack, alright. A stack of disappointment that was far higher than the ceiling in this Big Blue Treat Wagon RV.
But as usual, Girl Person didn’t have to ask me twice to eat something or even one and half times.
And as I bit into that waffle, I knew right away that even though it hadn’t been my first decision or even one I wanted to make, the waffle was not wrong.
A pancake wasn’t the only right decision.
Sometimes in life, two different choices may each be the right one. Because it might be all in the timing. And the time was right for a waffle.
Now. I’m never changing my name to Digby Waffle.
And I’m not saying that pancakes aren’t the best thing in the world. What I am saying is that the right decision may be in change. You can always go back to your favorites. No one is trying to change your mind about that. And they shouldn’t. We can all have regrets about decisions we have made. Some we can never undo. But the trick is to learn from them. That will make future decision more likely to be right. It’s when we don’t learn or acknowledge that we were wrong, that’s when we repeat them.
I’ll never regret being flexible and eating those waffles. But pancakes? I’ll see you tomorrow.
–Deputy Digby Pancake