Wednesday, April 13, 2016

366 Project - Day 104 - "Abstract (Oil and Vinegar)"

April 13, 2016 - "Abstract (Oil and Vinegar)"

If you break things down, life is really just moments of "oil" and moments of "vinegar".

Now, we can choose to focus on the beautiful, golden oil moments - always floating at the top of things...

Or we can choose to focus on the dark, sour and acidic vinegar moments - allowing ourselves to dwell in the depths.

We tend to do that in life, don't we? Most often we choose to focus on those "vinegar moments", because they sting so bad that the very memory and thought of them tends to be sharper. Then again, some people choose to only focus on those "oil moments", blind to the vinegar in the world around them... including the vinegar in their own lives.

There's a danger to both sides, of course. We can dwell in the vinegar moments for so long that they become sweet to us, and all that we ever know... or we can dwell in the oil moments for so long that they become too comfortable and ordinary to us that we take them for granted. We risk feeling as if we are "safe", completely forgetting that oil is a flammable substance.

So what are we to do then?

I say that we need to take all of life's moments - be they "vinegar" or "oil" - and recognize their significance and importance to who we are. We need to throw ourselves right smack into the middle of them. We need to add our own seasoning to the mix via the choices we make and actions we take - and allow it all to be shaken up by the great big unseen hand that holds the container of life.

We need to allow life to become "Salad Dressing". Only then will we learn to appreciate every layer that flavors who we are and what life brings us.

Plus... if we don't eat our salads, we can't move on to the main course!

Yep. That's it. Let your life become Salad Dressing... and keep moving through the courses until you're able to enjoy the sweet dessert which awaits us all.


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