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Monday, March 5, 2012

Have your cake and eat it too

I used to love chocolate cake (Still do in fact.). Not just any chocolate cake either.  A yummy triple layer, triple chocolate cake that was made with love, from scratch and with extra special care. Each ingredient added to its unique flavor. Every time I would partake of it I knew just what to expect. How it would melt in my mouth.  How I would savor each and every bite. It was a love/hate relationship. That's how chocolate is you know.  It was a special relationship though, one like no other.

There are things in life that you don't expect to change. Things that should always be there for you. No matter what. Through thick and thin. All too often it's taken for granted. 

Once you eat prepackaged food more often than homemade treats made especially for you, your taste buds change. They are desensitized to the chemicals and additives that trick your mind into believing you are nourishing your body. It's amazing how your tastes can change for the better as well. That's for an entirely different post though. This post is about cake.

Or is it?

One day I noticed that the cake wasn't around much anymore. I guess everyone gets busy at times. A quick store-bought treat isn't so bad every once in a great while. I justified in my mind why there was no cake. Secretly I would cling to the fond memories of this scrumptious dessert. Oh the lovely times we had sitting and chatting while eating that fabulous cake. Fun times playing games, visiting, building relationships. Wow. It had been a long time hadn't it?  Was it really even the cake I was missing? 

Now it seems no one makes their own cake. Most are too busy to do things from scratch anymore. Too busy to live from their heart. Everything seems hurried and generic. We read facebook, blog posts, texts and mass emails and we think we have relationships.

What happened to one on one communication? What happened to knowing whether or not someone had a good day by looking into their eyes or hearing their voice?  What happened to sipping tea, playing games, going for a walk, having a cup of coffee or a nice piece of homemade chocolate cake warm from the oven?   Aaahhhhh   Warm from the oven both inside and out.  Now it seems most everything is hard and cold ~ both inside and out.

Why can't we just stop this business we call life and live?  Really, truly live.

Have a blessed day! ~Tammy

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