Friday, February 5, 2010
Take Time To Lick The Bowl...!
You know, sometimes in our everyday life...there are parallels that can show up when we least expect it!
Take, for instance, the act of baking a cake. Just as in our everyday lives, certain chores have to be done. Many times, it's important for them to be done in a certain order. Cooking breakfast, cleaning house, getting the kids ready for school, paying bills, everything that simply eats away the time that we have available.
Cooking is the same. Certain ingredients have to be added to the mix in a certain order, cooked at a certain temperature for a designated amount of time. Then, after the right texture is reached, the icing or topping can be added and the cake is finished...having taken up a big chunk of time.
However, after the daily list of "have to's" is taken care of...or the cake is all iced and cooling on the rack, there is a small amount of time to sit back for a minute, take a deep breath, and enjoy a cup of coffee or mug of tea. This is the time for calming your clock down, fill your mind with good thoughts, and allowing your batteries to recharge just a bit!
We call this time by many names: stop and smell the coffee, stop and smell the roses, or taking time to lick the bowl! Now you know what I mean, I'm sure!
Just follow the lead of this puppy...and put yourself into this endeavor with the same gusto as he shows and you will find that the cake looks a lot better...and life seems a bit less hectic!
Take a break from the clock, or the timer on the stove, or the everyday chores and allow yourself to relax! Things will still get done, the chores aren't going anywhere, and the cake will still taste just as good and look just as pretty in a few minutes, believe me!
Life is way too short to hurry through. Slowing down is NOT wasting time, but living life a little more by appreciating the small things. Small things...like maybe licking the bowl, ya know?
Now, my friends, let's take the time to enjoy some fresh coffee at the kitchen table, OK?