The Pie Theory: A Story About Pie.

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.

Pie anyone?

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10 thoughts on “The Pie Theory: A Story About Pie.

  1. Hi Wendi,

    This is wonderful. You are an inspiration to all mothers. Your children are very blessed.

    Thanks for loving my twitter notes and dropping by and saying hello.

    Peace, love and chocolate

    Carole Fogarty

    Twitter Wellbeing Mentor:

    http://twitter.com/CaroleFogarty

  2. if you only knew how happy that makes me *sigh* ahh the synchronicity…

  3. I would love to have some pie, but be warned, I’ll bake 5 or 6 and bring them back to you!

    This reminds me of a very real world example, I remember years ago a friend of mine gave me the batter for one of those friendship cakes. I started making them and giving them away, as well as the batter.

    It worked just as you say, before you knew it I had more cake than I could eat…

    Thankfully it was tasty. So make sure to give away tasty pies (or cakes).

    I liked this today – thanks for the pie.

    -Brett

  4. You always make me think when I read your posts! I sometimes wonder if I am just “loaning out” pie or if I am truly giving it away. I hope it’s the latter rather than the first. I’ll keep your pie theory in mind from now on!

  5. I love this pie analogy! I would love tips on how to deal with people who steal pie! Haha! Okay, in all seriousness, this is a fantastic metaphor for karma, which I truly believe in.

  6. wendikelly on said:

    Melissa,
    I absolutly believe in Karma. At least in a version of Karma. It seems that whenever I ask people they have different opinions of what it means.
    I am in for the reap what you sow variety.

  7. Malina on said:

    Love this! I have a friend who is slowly pushing back from the dessert table all together. I wish he had a computer so I could send this his way. At any rate, very well put and clever! :)

  8. wendikelly on said:

    Malina!

    Hi! I’m so glad you are back! Thanks for posting a comment!

    sorry to hear about your friend. Maybe you can send him some *pie*
    You never know what will take. :)

  9. OMG DUDE U DONT UNDERSTAND. ME AND MY FRIEND HAVE THE BIGGEST OBSESSION WITH PIE! IT IS OUR WAY OF LIFE. EVERYTHING WE DO ITS RELATED TO IT. ONE CAN SAY IT IS LIKE OUR GOD. THANK YOU FOR THIS WEB PAGE. ITS ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE WE ARNT THE ONLY ONES!!

  10. Mike The Pie Guy on said:

    Hi,

    I would just like to say I am glad that there are people who follow the pie theory

    Also I hope we can continue it until the world is enlightened and becomes a better place because of this theory!

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