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Perfection

During the pandemic our baking and cooking skills have been refined and polished, usually we choose recipes that seem within reach, not too complicated and less than a dozen ingredients is usually what we are looking for. Failure is not something we aim for in life, nor in the kitchen. When we printed a recipe for a lemon tart the other day, it seemed doable. So we set out to make a homemade crust and lemon curd, not a problem, or so we thought.

That upbeat feeling

Do you ever have a day, or even a few days where life is going really well? You are feeling like the support, therapy, self care and every other item on your “Operation be a better human” list is finally paying off. Your ducks are in a row and you are feeling pretty darn proud of yourself. The rose colored glasses are firmly in place, life is good. It feels like progress has been made. We all live for these times where life seems good, where we feel worthy.

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
–Eleanor Roosevelt

So very tired

It is really overwhelming to read story after story in the news of preventable death because of guns, racism and hate. Over and over the stories begin to run into one another. This week a young white man in Atlanta took a gun and murdered 8 people, 6 of which were Asian American women. Hate isn’t new, racism isn’t new, gun violence isn’t new, genocides, holocausts and racial cleansings prove this both in History books and current events. However, in our enlightened society, it seems like something we could tackle successfully, but haven’t.

If you're happy...

Do you ever find yourself thinking, once I do this, or accomplish that, marry, have a child, once my kid goes into preschool, when I get this job...then I will be happy. We rarely think, here is where I am, can I find happiness here? We are told by influencers, magazines, reality television and print ads that in order to be happy we need to make a certain amount of money, be tall, thin, not have cellulite, have a perfectly coiffed head of hair, to not have any body hair visible and to wear the latest fashion.

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