Love is not a piece of pie; Love is all the stars in the sky
Love is not a slice to give, Love is grains of sand to live
Love cannot be handed out, passed around and then run out
Love is endless as the sea, the more I give, it gives back to me.
A simple rhyme I made up to teach my children about love when they were very small. Love is not a slice of pie. You can’t cut it up, hand it out and run out. It can’t be done.
As they got older, they started to understand that the Pie Theory is more than just about love. Love is the most profound example of the Pie Theory, but it isn’t by any means its only application.
The Pie Theory is about giving. Genuine, heartfelt giving. Every slice of yummy pie you give out is going to come back to you. Probably double, maybe more. You won’t always see the direct correlation, but trust me, it’s there.
Pie Doesn’t Lie. It can’t be fooled. You can’t pretend to give out pie, when you are only *loaning it out* to get something back. You have to REALLY give it out and never expect to see it again. Just give it away with a smile and take a walk. Expect nothing. Because loaning pie just gets you your own pie back or worse off, no pie at all.
Here is the bad news. It works the same way with yucky pie too. Better make sure you have some really tasty fresh ingredients that you would enjoy eating in that pie of yours before you hand it out… if you are handing out Onion and Old Fish Pie-I hope you plan on eating heaps of it yourself.
Pie Doesn’t Lie. It can’t be tricked.
Now the sad thing about pie is that some people are into hanging on to all their pie for themselves. They like their pie. They don’t want to lose their slices. They don’t trust the pie. They think very carefully about to whom and when they are handing out their pie. They may not have held on to the whole thing, they may have shared a slice or two, but they don’t get back much new pie either. So for them, there really isn’t much pie and they learn to hoard and hang on to the pie. Their own pie gets old and stale and tasteless. No new tasty, interesting pie comes to take its place.
In the end, they die with just a little old tasteless pie, no twinkling stars in the sky.
It’s sad..very, very sad.
Try this. Try to give away all the pie. ALL the pie. It can’t be done. It keeps coming back. Soon you will have so much pie you won’t know what to do with it all. You will become FAT with pie. Then you can go on to the next problem. How to store and balance the abundance of pie in your life.
That’s a much nicer problem to have.