Check Yourself

Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

—A common saying

Duff here. Did I tell you I was almost sent to live at another home? Well, when I was a Small Puppy, my Doggy Daddy was having problems with his balance and eyesight. Since I am so very close to the ground, I can’t imagine that even being a problem. But he was 6’4″, so a tumble would be a Long Way Down.

My job was to stay out of the kitchen. My mom worked with me and worked with me to stay on the outer edge of that area. Then I would not be in danger of being trompled and my Doggy Daddy would have clear access to the kitchen. But I figured: what fun is that? I’m far away from the good smelling treats, the foods that made me salivate. So I would edge in and be underfoot. I was persistent. I lived unstuck.

Mom had interviewed another lady who was interested in me. The day for the move came. Both my mom and dad were very sad. My mom even shed tears. Mom called our house, on her way to pick me up and take me to my new home. And my dad told her, “The Duff hasn’t been in the kitchen all day.” I knew when to call it quits. You should have seen the celebration! I checked myself before I wrecked myself.

How about you? Do you know when it’s time to push ahead? Or time to slack off and come back another day? I say: Kenny Rogers had it right. “Know when to hold “˜em, Know when to fold “˜em.” He lives unstuck, and so do I. I’d suggest the same for you. Live unstuck. #UnstuckLiving

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