My sweet daughter helped me bake cookies the other day... and it struck me that these will be the moments that I can teach her about life... infusing wisdom (or the attempt thereof) into the milieu of the everyday moments.
Dear Azriel: life is like making chocolate chip cookies.
In the moment we may just be given flour... or raw eggs... and on their own - it would taste pretty gross. But don't despair, in time goodness will follow. Life needs both the salty and the sweet.
Sometimes we have to wait...
for that goodness to fully 'bake'. Patience is a hard virtue when the stomach growls and the mouth drools... but the waiting makes the reward taste even sweeter.
Warm and gooey right from the oven. Sweetness stacked upon sweetness.
These are the moments of celebration.
We savour. We laugh. We munch!
Sharing these joys makes for doubled delight. We can't hold blessings in tight fists... but let them pour out into the hearts of those around us.
Bless this mess.
..This beautiful.happy.sweet.salty.mess... called life.
Mama loves you forever, now let's have another cookie.