Recently I read somewhere that saying something is unbelievable donates a lack of imagination on our part!
But some things are so outrageous that we simply cannot believe that it is actually happening. Take, for instance, the erroneous belief of some people that;
a) Covid is a hoax
b) Vaccination against Covid are dangerous and can kill people
c) They don’t need to take precautions against Covid, like wearing a mask, keeping their distance, or getting vaccinated
If these were poor, uneducated people of a third-world country, like mine, this can be put down to ignorance. But poor people of my country are getting vaccinated, (mostly) wearing masks, and are following government guidelines to stay safe.
It’s the privileged people of developed countries ( some, not all) who in their arrogance and not ignorance are taking this stance. If I say that it is unbelievable that people can be so stupid to reject reality in favor of unplausible theories, I wouldn’t be off the mark!
If all our desires were fulfilled We would never appreciate The true value of failure If we never suffered disappointments We would become self-satisfied buffoons For the value of a bump in the road can only be appreciated In hindsight Failure or a disappointment is the best teacher That we encounter in our journey of life Surviving failure makes us wiser and better Overcoming disappointments grounds us and Readies us with realistic expectations in future!
I am not fond of icing on the cake! Provided the cake is tasty on its own. And if it’s not good enough to eat on its own, eating it with super sweet and calorie-rich icing is just pointless.
There are a few instances where icing is a must to enhance the flavor of something that already tastes good! For example, cream cheese icing on red velvet cake/ cupcake. Or a fruit compoté on top a cheesecake, and I wouldn’t call it icing, except in the broader sense of the meaning.
As for brownies, I don’t call a brownie with even a chocolate glaze, a brownie. A brownie is soft, fudgy, and has no icing on the top.
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and my very first birthday-Stream-of-Consciousness-Saturday is: “icing on the cake.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “icing on the cake.” Enjoy!
In the years past I was a woman on a mission. That was the time I was doing a diet called Keto! I started Keto when my doctor informed me that I am pre-diabetic! This news galvanised me into taking some strict action and after doing some research, I came to the conclusion that a Keto lifestyle would be ideal for me.
During the time I was doing Keto diet, my mission was to try to convince anyone willing to listen that it was the best possible kind of diet as one didn’t need to starve to lose weight. Suffice to say that this zeal lasted till I was able to follow the diet myself.
My passion for this diet fizzled out when I had to undergo cholecystectomy ( gall bladder removal surgery) and my doctor told me to stay away from keto as it is basically based on having just fats and proteins and no carbs.
It is a strange phenomenon that when I find something that I feel is beneficial for me, I try to convince my family and friends to try it too. Is it only me or do you experience these feelings too?
What are you looking for? Aimlessly wandering around Trying to remember what it was That made you get up and venture out It was just a few minutes ago that You had a purpose, a quest But now you find your mind blank Totally at a loss to that mission That made you come all the way to the kitchen?
This happens to me so many times and I think I’m not alone in having these moments of feeling lost! I guess I’ve written about it before as well. A sort of recurring theme!
You cannot be happy all the time but You can have joy residing in your heart, always You think happiness and joy are one and the same There is a slight but significant difference between the two Joy is the feeling that lives deep in the soul It endures the trials and troubles of our daily lives While happiness is its outward expression, coming and going Try to find joy in your existence and hold onto it Happiness will find you if you hold on to the joy
On my last visit to Lahore, we had a lot of rainy days. And unlike the usual winter rain which falls quietly and gently, there was a loud downpour this year. The country was experiencing a dry spell so the rain was very welcome. But when one is on vacation, it does makes life a bit inconvenient.
I was determined to go out, meet friends, shop, and eat out so we ignored the water from the sky and dashed around to do what we felt was more important than the fear of getting a bit wet!
At the end of the day, getting wet in the rain is a minor inconvenience as long as one doesn’t lose one’s head and slip in a puddle of water.