March 15, 2007


You will probably see a fair number of pics of Calvin on this blog because:

A) he's as cute as the dickens, and
2) I actually learn stuff from him

When I take him for walks, he will often walk and look backward at the same time ... kinda like this pic (although my calling his name from behind with a camera in hand didn't really help him in his looking forward). I'm sure the fact that Calvin's a 15 lb ball of fluff who's been attacked on 3 occasions by a 60 lb evil German Shepherd plays a role in his walking habits. But, it can be rather frustrating for me the walker. It makes forward motion kinda tough some times.

I can pull a Calvin on occasion. Keep looking back ... sometimes it's at the rough stuff of life -- the regrets ... the coulda, shoulda's of life, but sometimes it can be at the good stuff too. And while reflection is a good thing from time to time ... it can also really hinder forward movement.

I suppose the lesson to be learned is the balance of when to reflect and when to push forward.


Patti said...

I'm trying to read through "Seizing Your Divine Moment" by McManus. I keep setting it down and forgetting about it.

But there was a cool sentence in there the other day that I read...something like -

"We were made to travel forward through time. Travelling backwards - through regret, etc. - tears at our soul. Time was not created with the ability to hold us back."

Or something like that. I thought it was cool.

Kelly said...

Patti - that's the truth! I just ordered a couple of his books. I looked at that one and chose "Uprising A Revolution of the Soul" and "Barbarian Way". I haven't read any of his stuff yet. I'm looking forward to it.

Dwayne said...

"Uprising..." changed my life. Others that read it (on my recommendation) didn't get it. I'm interested to hear what you think.

Threat Assessment & Response Canada said...

That dog is ADORABLE!!!

Yes, I know you wrote a serious post and I'm commenting on your dog.... but he's just sooo cute!

confessing7girl said...

love dogs!!! i hv one too!!! she just as cute as urs!! yeahh and i learn a lot from mine too!! love incondicionally .....