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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Life In A Bowl


Life has a way of never working out the way we planned. This is the second week in a row of not getting to work on my novel that's due June 1 due to some mysterious virus thing that is making its rounds through the house, kid by kid. Which also means, I've not had much time to write on this blog either. It really means I've not had much time to do a lot of things.

Isn't that just the way life is? Full of highs and lows, unmet expectations and serendipitous surprises all jumbled up into this big cauldron of feelings and emotions and doubts and certainties, continually being stirred up so no ingredient is allowed to settle to the bottom. Sometimes the bites we take are salty, sometimes they're sweet, sometimes even bitter. But it's the range of tastes that make for an exotic, flavorful meal.

And with that, I think I will go have some lunch. Some bitter greens, some sweet strawberries, some smooth olive oil, some tangy vinegar, some crunchy almonds... life in a bowl. I plan to savor every bite.
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5 comments:

Annett said...

Oh, MaryBeth, bless your heart. But do count those blessings. Be thankful that you can be there to take care of each precious child. Remember God is in control (which I must remind myself daily). In everything give thanks. Look for the positive and rebuke the negative.

Hang in there, girl !!!

Tammy said...

Praying all feel better soon. Know God is hanging with ya through it and will work for good.

blessings

La Dolce Vita said...

Beautifully stated, and so true. Love your thoughts on emotions continually being stirred, "so no ingredient can settle". So true!

Hang in there!

Joyful said...

Wow Marybeth...that entire middle paragraph is speaking to me. Your choice of words have fed me and I can taste and see that the Lord is good with the recipe He is creating in my life right now. It is the "range of tastes that make for an exotic, flavorful meal." I too plan on savoring every bite.

Thank you,
Joy

Amy in Peru said...

this is EXACTLY what life is like and I guess I have to admit that I like it that way :) the bitter moments serve to make the sweet ones sweeter...

:)

amy in peru