Last night (or was it the night before?) Maki, my Alaskan Malamute/Siberian Husky mix, was doing back flips while leashed – quite a feat – due to his frustration with not being able to get to the ADORABLE little black and white creature about 30 feet away.  I warned him as I dragged him away that skunks STINK…but he really didn’t care what my opinion was, or what was best for him, or what the entire neighborhood would prefer, starting with me.

After I was safe in the house and had calmed down, I wondered how many times I in essence have done the same thing.

It’s pretty easy, honestly, to objectively know what’s the best thing to do.  When I am emotionally involved with something, though, or have my mind set on it – like Maki did – I really don’t care.  I just want what I want…or what I think I should have…or what I “need”.  Hmmm…aside from the sobering realization that I am pretty similar to my DOG, I was reminded that there is more to life than ME, and I need to keep my eyes on the big picture.  Meaning – be courteous.  Be friendly.  Let go of what I know is not good for me.  Do what needs doing, not just what I want to do.

Julie T. sent me a link to a video which is worth sharing – it says the same thing in another way.  Take a peek: Colbie Caillat – Try.  Thanks, Julie!

In other news, a theater group uses the Warrenville gym for their performances, and that time has rolled around again.


Our next Saturday dance will be NOVEMBER 15, and our next Sunday dance will be NOVEMBER 23.  Now that, too, STINKS!  Please make a note of these changes.

See you on the dance floor somewhere soon (I’ll be at Cadillac Ranch tonight for Halloween),

Janet Kruse

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