When it comes to dessert, the question should never be, “Should we have dessert?” I like to think dessert is a given, and although I don’t make a practice of indulging in sugary treats every day, today was a dessert kind for day.
Life is full of desserts, and sometimes we are fortunate enough to enjoy more than one in a day. The challenge is to not take these desserts for granted but to recognize them and acknowledge them with a spirit of gratitude and expectation as we realize these are meant just for us.
A day spent with a loved one,
a new book begging to be read.
A fresh brewed cup of coffee,
and an extra hour to spend in bed.
A movie to make you laugh and cry,
a chat with a long time friend.
A smile from a stranger,
and a sunset at each day’s end.
A card waiting in the mailbox,
and flowers just because.
A meal, a server and ambiance,
and gift cards to pay for it all.
A bump to the front of the grocery line,
a parking spot right near the door.
A $5 bill appears in the dryer,
and a second look finds even more.
A hug, a kiss, a thank you,
an opened door are treats for a day.
Desserts meant to savor and soak in,
and pass to others along the way.
So be thankful for each tiny moment,
and drink in the sweetness of life.
As you practice the art of ThanksLiving,
enjoy dessert morning, noon and night!
Dessert in life is all about opening our eyes to really see the smallest moments as blessings, and sometimes it takes a change in perspective to help us appreciate the sweet treats life holds for us.
Today I am thankful for these sweet and often unexpected moments in my day which break up the routine and add spontaneous pleasure, leaving me feeling happy and blessed.
“Hold your head up. Take an unplanned road trip. Be thankful. Try everything once. Color outside the lines. Fall in love. Embrace change. Trust in yourself. Do what you love. Dance when everyone is looking. Eat dessert first. Be nice to everyone. Send thank you cards. Be the change you wish to see in the world. Play in the rain. Break the rules once in while. Do random acts of kindness. Forgive even when its hard. Make time for family. Don’t count the minutes count the laughs.” Author Unkown
What desserts does your life hold?
Have you listed them lately?