The harmony of the day can be compared to how all ingredients in a recipe go into making a culinary creation.. like a cake. We need various “ingredients” to make our day positive and complete. Our day indeed requires some “ingredients” like interest, dedication, healthy positive relationships to make it wholesome.
For those who wonder at the logic in my statement, let me explain.
When we bake a cake, as many of us know, it is not just flour, eggs (if it is not eggless!) and sugar that we blend to prepare this treat, but we also need to add a little essence, a little baking powder and if you wish to be creative a couple of glaced fruits and so on. And perhaps most of all we need to bake with what are perhaps the most important two qualities for baking, cooking or just creating…..ensuring that the correct quantities of the ingredients are used and of course prepare it with passion.
A regular day for many of us begins with a “Good morning “ to our dear and near, followed by the miscellaneous activities that prepare us for the day. Right from the moment we wake up, we have the choice of ensuring that we treat every moment with respect and regard or with mild regard. Imagine a cake that has disproportionate quantities of ingredients….an indeed tragic recipe for a culinary disaster! The manner we greet all in our day, our interest in their day, our efforts at work and home in ensuring a smooth functioning of the day all are vital “ingredients” that add to how the baking process will culminate.
Thus, a successful day and freshly baked cake have a lot more in common than we may initially imagine.
To make your day brilliant, you need not follow tried and tested “recipes” but you can be innovative, take the challenge of making something different (do something positive yet unique, like conduct a storytelling session at an orphanage in your city, organize a singing program at a home for the elderly etc).
One day feeling a trifle adventurous, I had once baked a beetroot cake, followed by a pumpkin pudding. Yes, they were edible!
The outcome may not just pleasantly surprise you but also make your day a creatively spent and radiant one.
So enjoy whatever you do, be it your contribution in your office, your regular household tasks, singing a lullabye for your child, baking a cake….whatever you do – do it with PASSION and enjoy each day.