Live each day like your favorite cookie recipe
On page 593 of The America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook, is a recipe for Big and Chew Chocolate Chip Cookies. The page in my cookbook is stained and ripped. The words are hard to read, the pages stuck together and ripped when they were pulled apart.
To make the cookies you need flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips.
To make a good cookie you need to put in all the ingredients. You can’t skip the baking soda or the eggs. You need all the ingredients to make the recipe.
Live each day like your favorite cookie recipe.
You need all the ingredients in your life to make a delicious life.
You need to work, and play. You need time to contemplate, and time with friends. Time to pray and time to run. Time to sit quietly and time to jump up and down and shout.
Some of my days only have flour in them. Like the day I only cleaned. I didn’t play with my daughter or read my bible. I forgot to pray.
This morning I read my bible as the sun woke up, and then I walked the dog.
Would God be the salt or the baking soda in your life?
Perhaps the flour is washing dishes and cooking, or sitting at a desk and adding up numbers.
The sugar is the people we hug daily. The eggs would be love, as they stick all the ingredients together. Vanilla extract is laughter, it adds flavor. And the chocolate chips will be – chocolate chips. Because everyone needs a little chocolate in their life.
Did you remember all the ingredients to a good day?
I don’t eat flour or sugar, so no cookies for me. I live each day like a good can of sardines.
About Pamela Hodges
My name is Pamela Hodges. I am a writer and an artist. I write to encourage and to bring laughter. I paint cats, draw cartoons and write books for children and grown ups.