Every decision we make creates a ripple that effects everything in our life. This is true even for my dog, Cooper. After I feed him in the morning, he has a critical question to answer— where will he choose to go poop?
After a few yawns and stretches from both him and his drowsy-eyed parent, he initiates his own unique decision making process. The courtyard, where this takes place, has endless possibilities. With every sniff, he runs a mini calculation predicting what the pooping experience would be like if he pulled the trigger on that patch of grass.
I call this his poop placement process, or PPP. The time it takes him to execute varies, but where he decides on the optimal location rarely does. I know that at some point I’ll get dragged with sudden urgency to the back left corner of the courtyard where 95% of his poop is placed. The decision and the process itself have an effect on life around him…