Chocolate and Chia Cookies to Cure The Blues
Do you ever have one of those days when everything goes wrong and you feel, for lack of a better expression, like falling to pieces? I just experienced one of those days. I stubbed the same toe three times, banged my head on the dryer door and didn't fasten the lid on my blender properly, so my kitchen looked as though Freddy Krueger popped in for a quick cup of tea and a bit of murder. So much for my berry and beetroot smoothie. Not to mention, that for some inexplicable reason, even though I looked totally normal yesterday, I woke up this morning with a face resembling a deranged potato! No amount of make up or good hair styling would help! So what did I do? I baked a big batch of chocolate and chia cookies and stuffed them in my face, that's what! Needless to say, I did not win at life today. But hey, there's always tomorrow!
And that’s exactly what we must all remember - there will always be a tomorrow (unless you happen to get an invite to the pearly gates in your sleep, in which case, you won’t get a tomorrow) and it will no doubt be better than the rubbish day we might have experienced today. At least, that what I repeatedly told myself as my day progressively got worse. And yes, I understand they were all first world problems and nothing was really wrong in the big scheme of things, but on some days, things just get to you. This was one of those days. But still, amid what seemed like endless toe stubbing and kitchen scrubbing I did manage to see the silver lining.
When little Ävälon let out one of her hearty giggles, that sound like a thousand fairy bells chiming, I couldn’t help but smile. And then my heart heaved with love for this little person so full of gumption and everything good, that my bad day began to melt away, just like that. And usually, one good thought follows another, and soon I started mentally listing off everything that’s pretty ace about my life.
After a few minutes everything that had happened during the day didn’t seem quite so bad. In fact, it was almost comical and I very nearly allowed myself to laugh, but not quite. The few red streaks here and there in the kitchen a too fresh reminder that I’d have to find a way to remove it. But, that would be a job for later, because now, cookies fresh out of the oven, it was time to enjoy the simple recuperative and mellowing effects of chocolate. Oh chocolate! Probably the first real love of my life. Actually, that might have been David Bowie. Who could resit him in those pants in The Labyrinth? Not me! But I can’t resist chocolate either.
So, the moral of the bad day story is, don’t stress it too much, because tomorrow will bring a new day and new adventures, and what seemed like absolute torture at the time might even make you laugh when you think back on it. In the end, it’s all just a matter of perspective, isn’t it? Didn’t someone sage and wise once say that? But if all else fails, there’s always chocolate.
Love and light!