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Monday, February 27, 2012

A Taste for Toys

Recently, Wimpy and Sampson (aka Fat Boy) were guests at the kennel (hi Wimpy! hi Sampson!)
Spaniels, a breed designed to retrieve ducks to hunters, love to have something in their mouths at all times, much like other retrievers and hunting breeds. It just feels right.

Knowing this, the owner provides them with plenty of toys:
When it's time for the dogs to go outside, Wimpy chooses a toy to take along for the trip.

Yet, not everything in the world is a toy.

It reminds me of the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge in Eden. God's instructions were simple - there are all these other trees to provide you with ample enjoyment and nutrition - just stay away from the Tree of Knowledge.

It was an irresistable toy.

Aren't our natures the very same? We want what we don't have, despite the many good things we do have in our lives.

Marketers spend millions creating a desire in us to want more, more and more.

Today, as you agonize over what you don't have in your life, slow down and appreciate the many good gifts you already have in your toy box.

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