It’s Him or Me

How often are you faced with a choice that alters your future, and maybe the course of other lives, as well? Sure we all make choices every day, even tiny ones that seem insignificant but could determine where we are in a year, or 5 years, or 25. Like when I get caught at a red light, or just miss the elevator, or win tickets to a concert, how do those events alter the course of my life? Or do they at all? Maybe, maybe not. It’s the butterfly effect. There’s a song by Norah Jones called “Man of the Hour” that begins with a pretty big decision, “It’s him or me…” so she’s deciding between “a vegan and a pothead.” But I’m a firm believer there’s always a secret third option, which Norah takes and it’s a dog! Of course it’s a dog. Like Carrie Underwood sings, “The more boys I meet, the more I love my dog.”

Norah’s decision affected the lives of 2 guys, herself, and the dog, so I’d say it was a pretty important choice. Then she decided to sing about it, which I’m very happy about. It’s a lighthearted affirmation that dogs are always a good choice.

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