To enjoy or not to enjoy

That is the question. Many of our lives have become so busy that we tend to get through experiences rather than enjoy them. Our every-day experiences such as going to our child's soccer game often become one of the many destinations that we have to do. They begin to feel like a demand or obligation. It is our choice on whether or not we enjoy these experiences.

Here is an example. I am going to take my cat to Petco tomorrow to get checked for worms and to get a prescription flea medication. It is a walk-in service. This means I will be waiting in the back of Petco for an hour with other pet owners and their pets. My cat will be meowing loudly in her cat carrier. This is not my first choice on how to spend my Saturday morning, but it is something that I need to take care of.

Now here is my choice. I can choose to get through the experience which likely result in me being cranky and frustrated with the long wait and that one inevitable obnoxious and  poorly trained pet. Or, I can choose to approach the experience of the intention of enjoying it. I will be open to whatever happens and make it an adventure. With the latter, I will likely enjoy my Saturday morning, as well as, meet new people and pets.

My cat, Sage, does not have this choice. History tells me she will not enjoy this experience. The question is: Will I take advantage of my human free will by choosing to enjoy this experience?  This is the choice we make several times every day.

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