My wonderful cousin Gloria seems to have a knack for knowing exactly the message I need to hear and when I need to hear it. This is one of those inspirational email messages. I think it gives such a wonderful explanation of why things sometimes happen in our lives. Original source is unknow or due credit would be given.
Sometimes we wonder, ‘What did I do to deserve this?’ or ‘Why did God have to do this to me?’ Here is a wonderful explanation! A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she’s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, ‘Absolutely Mom, I love your cake.’
‘Here, have some cooking oil,’ her Mother offers.
‘Yuck’ says her daughter.
‘How about a couple raw eggs?’ ‘Gross, Mom!’
‘Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?’
‘Mom, those are all yucky!’
To which the mother replies: ‘Yes , all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! ‘
God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times. But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, He’ll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.
If you like this, send this on to the people you really care about.
Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!
I just wanted to say that I somehow found your blog and have been reading it faithfully ever since. You are a true inspiration to me and have touched my life permanently. Please know how much your thoughts are appreciated and how much I (as I am sure others) get out of every single entry. Thank you for sharing and inspiring ~
Hello Helen and welcome to the blog. I thank you so much for your so very kind words. If I am able to make even the smallest positive impact on the life of another, it makes this all worth while. I hope to hear more from you.
Bill – thank you for the warm welcome! You have impacted my life positively more than you could ever know. It is interesting to me to hear your perspective because I am an RN who worked many years in the hospital setting(I am currently doing medical review work in an office). I have a bunch of kids (5, ages 8-18) and have often found myself (and my husband) especially lately enduring life instead of living it, just sort of perpetually frazzled. Reading your blog has literally put meaning back into the little things for me. I stop and enjoy a sunset, I take time to play a game with my kids instead of doing extra laundry, I laugh when the dog or cat tips something over. My health issue is lupus, and though I have gone without problems for quite a while, doctors have told me it is only a matter of time. All the more reason to thank you deeply for reminding me that each day is a gift. How quickly we can forget day to day!
Helen, It is I that thank you. Your message contains words we should all live by.
I am sorry to say I know very little about lupus, but please know you are in my thoughts nad prayers.
Bless you my friend.
Hi Bill,I am so glad to see your response over there and I am happy to see another daily today because that means u have another wonderful day in u life. Nice job and You deserve more reward from God for that.
I will be happy if you can E-mail me personally so maybe we can make pen friends. Also, in that way, I can explain my situation to u with some privacy because I feel I should open my heart to my new friends.I am not sure if u have my E-mail or not, but please tell me if u do not have so I can give to u.
As I said before, I am 27 years old. I am actually not a American but a foreigner. (you could tell from my poor English). I don’t know what I can do for u so far because I am alone here by myself and I have so many troubles to deal with. However, I will be glad to answer u questions about the world outside US and share my story with u if that will add something fun in your life.
You are very right about the cooking of life: I believe 80% of our life, no matter who we are, are suffering from all different bad things,including long time working, haha.However, when you put them together, u do see the results: the results will always be sweet because you have been through the hard time: I mean it will be very nice feeling when you came home after one day’s harding working; it will be very happy feeling when your girlfriend come back after you have a bad fighting with her. All bad things happened because u need them to tell the sweet of good things.
I guess that is how the life works, is that right?
Mel, Thanks for u words,I do not know u but you give me the caring words, thanks!I want u to know how much that means to me, as a foreign alone here without family. I would not bother u life with my problem but if you want, I can give u my E-mail address as well so we can became pen friends as well.
Best wishes to u and Bill! my new friends!
Hi Frank, it is nice to hear from you again here on the blog. I was honored that you shared all you did in your email which I have in turn responded to. I think the blog here has turned into a nice little place for all to visit. I hope you will continue your visits as I know you will receive a lot of loving support.
FANTASTIC post Bill!
Very very very very true.
Thank you for your thought provoking, heart melting posts. Last night I was telling my sister about how I read your blog and I was telling her how reading what you have to say makes me want to be a better person and I read what you say and I AM a better person because of the thoughts you share with me!! You cause me to think about things I just take for granted or things that I would just do because it’s what I’ve always done but that is no good reason. You make me think about simple things being gifts, I really apperciate you. If I could I would thank you face to face and give you a big hug.
It all sounds cheesy (“you make me wanna be a better person”) but Bill its true! Sometimes I come away from your blog and I’m thinking dammn he has good thoughts, and then I think about it all day!! And I think and I think and I think.. I was at the supermarket a couple of days ago and there was just ques EVERYWHERE and I sighed and went to try and find the fastest que and then I stopped. I stood right there in the middle of the supermarket and I remembered what you wrong about this situation the other day. My eyes filled up with tears and I realized I had nowhere to rush to, I was no more important than anyone else and I remembered what it was like to be the one behind the till (serving people). I just chilled and waited my turn and stopped rushing. I don’t want to rush my whole life…I want to enjoy my life.
Thanks again Bill. God bless you sooooo much, may you know him more and more and more!
hi Katherine so very nice to hear from you. I thank you so very much for your so kind comments. I suppose it is one of my “goals” in writing this is to encourage all to just look around themselves and appreciate the wonders the gifts they/we all have in our lives. We are all blessed with many gifts it seems though that these precious part of our life so often becomes the norm and is taken for granted. No longer appreciated or even recognized for how wonderful it really is..
I am very grateful if in some small way through my words I have helped you in anyway. Your words are like a blessing to me as they encourage me to continue to drag my lazy butt out of bed everymorning and venture to the computer. I thank you.
(((Bill – I’m so sorry I said a wee swearword! I said what I thought but it probably wasn’t what I should have said in this sort of public place. Sorry to anyone else that didn’t like it either. )))
Katherine, that is no problem at all
That was wonderful! Thank you for sharing it!
Thank you, I wish I could take credit for writting it
I am echoing the “you make me want to be a better person” sentiment! I do often find myself thinking “what would Bill do?” And I also think of you whenever I do a random good deed. 🙂
Ahh, Cat my friend you are so kind you are making me blush, thank you.
Yup–Gloria done GOOD!
Ya suppose she knew I needed this one, too?
Yeah, well, I did……I spent two days NOT TRUSTING that a ‘cake’ was involved even though I KNOW it’s ‘cake making’ stuff.
So thank you, Bill.
And thank you Gloria!
And thank you Katherine! No offense taken AT all. I know, much like Cat–I can’t do a random act of kindness without Bill coming to mind. I’m thinkin’ that’s how it suppose to be….and I, too–am better for having Bill in my life.
Ah, Mel. you have me blushing. you have contributed much to this blog and helped me a lot. I thank you
Oh…..and Frank–stick around, eh? There’s a bunch of good folks who visit here–very supportive, very caring people who’ll walk through whatever your going through if you but let them. (that was always the tricky part for me–LETTING people be there for me…..)
Really……you don’t have to do this alone, yaknow?
Thanks! Mel, you guys are very nice and kind for me. The care from others who even do not know me always make me feel so much hope about the life.
Best wishes to u and all other friends here!
Have a wonderful life!
Hi Sir Bill ! Lovely and inspiring story . It is very true . I too have had bad experiences in life and all those have culminated together to give me a better today ! Thanks I loved your post . 🙂
How perfect is your life?
Hi Tasneem, you have it right everything that has ever happened in our past has helped make us who we are today. I am perfectly content with the person I am today so I suppose in that way I would have nothing changed.
Hey Bill! This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂
Hi bliss, it is so nice to hear from you. I thank you for the kind words. I wish I could claim some credit for writing it.
Hey Bill, how are you?! Haven’t spoken to you since…well I think when I first worked on my blog over 2 yrs ago! Wow that was awhile ago. I think you were one of the first people to leave a comment on my blog actually. How are you feeling? How have things been going? Glad to see your still blogging, you have always written some very inspirational entries:)
Hi lymeaway, it is nice to hear from you. Are you still blogging? I am doing well and thank you for your kind words.
Thank you for sharing this inspiring story.
Hope you are taking care of yourself.
Just thought I’d stop in and say Howdy and hope that all is OK. I’m in desperate need of sunshine (for more than 10 minutes) and so is the garden! Perhaps next week will bring some much needed warmth…
Praying for you, Wiseman.
I enjoyed the story of the cake. Some times I think the recipe must be in needed of a little salt or baking powder. Who wants to eat only icing? Not me I like the cake too. :+) Hope all is well in your world and you are feeling good. Maybe warming your back with a little sunshine. Lots and lots of rain here should be lots of wild flowers soon.