This is a response to the one-word prompt “Cake” by “The Daily Post.”
You know with all that life can and does offer us, both good and bad, individually and societally, I find it is often like a cake. In piticualar, it is like a cake with lots of frosting and very rich and sweet and just plain delicious that you see in the desert menue after a very good meal and you decide to indulge a little. Only afterwards, while you don’t regrate having the piece of cake, you to a little extent regrate having to deal with the consequences of having it.
Life in general and in a lot of things and ways is like that piece of cake. One sees potential beauty and attractiveness in life and pursues that attractiveness, only then to discover just what having/enjoying such will take and or mean for/from him/her. Like that piece of cake sometimes having something in life is totally worth the cost of it and sometimes it is not. Though I do find that for myself I will more easily accept the consequences and bear them of having that “piece of cake” if I am awhere of them before I have it.
That there is the key I think to getting through and enjoying all the things that life has to over one on his/her life. To be able to be aware of just what it takes to do so before “taking the plunge.” Life is beautiful, amazing, and exciting, but it is also often scary, troubling, and taxing. Knowing how to navigate between the two, to take the bad with the good, and the good with the bad makes all the difference in how one lives his/her life. It really is that simple, when you know what you are facing whether good or bad before you face it, you are more able to handle the process. It is all about being prepared andd knowing the “costs” before paying those “costs.”
So the next time you see that great looking piece of cake on the menue or anything else that looks very good on the service in life go for it. Just remember that there will be some short of cost for “taking that plunge.” By doing so you will be able better handle the “cost” when paying it and even decide if what you are after is worth it all or not. So go after that cake, and enjoy every last bite of it; as long as you know and are willing to pay the price. What kind of “cakes” have you had in life so far? Where they worth it?