Friday, March 11, 2011


Do you know what goes in a pot of stew? I’m not a cook.. well, I try but it comes off much tastier when somebody else does it. But I can see bits and pieces of all sorts go into it. You’ve got meat, vegetables, spices, water, etc. And it all gets mixed up together and the fire cooks it up to just right.

So is life.

We too get all bits and pieces of all sorts of things and experiences which get intertwined in our lives each day. We get knocked up and down and around in that mix which then makes us lose our bearing or hold in life. Easily we can lose ourselves in it.

But wait! It doesn’t happen for no good reason. Look hard, think hard. Every bit of what may seem ‘scrap’ to you – bits here and there – are actually lending interest to the whole of things. Get it? Those odds and ends are just the spice that livens up your life. Every different thing in that odd mix makes its own contribution to the whole effort --- life!

And what creates it into a delicious whole? Attitude – it’s the fire that cooks it up to just right. It helps us appreciate hidden beauty and truths, makes us see where true value lies, and delight in the way it all blends up to create a delicious sumptuous pot of stew –

Yes, life is a pot of stew. :-)


  1. Ellen,

    How right you are. We all face so many thing in life which are ingrdients to make our life interesting and ATTITUDE is what makes it so. If we think negtive then it is more of this or less of that which will always make us unhappy but on the other hand if we think POSITIVE we feel all what is there in the stew is good for us leading to our happiness under all types of situations.

    Take care

  2. Oh it's always a pleasure to read your insights on a given topic, Jack. By the way, I liked your recent post re: nanny.

    You too take care.
    God bless you and your family.

  3. Wonderful message.Very motivating. You have explained life so beautifully.Attitude is the main thing. Lovely thoughts.

  4. Delighted to see you, Joseph. You're one of the bloggers I admire in our blog community here. So it's always a pleasure to have you on my page.

    Have a blessed day.

  5. Blessings.....
    Wonderful sentiment...
    Love it.

    Enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. What a lovely surprise, Rhapsody! Always nice to see you. You too have a lovely week. God bless you.

  7. I always come away from your posts a better person...thank you!

  8. And you know what, Theanne, your blog in its own special way does the same thing to me, far more than words can say. Thank you too! God bless you.

  9. So delighted to see you today, Sana. Hope all's well at your end. Blessings to you and your loved ones.


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