Whenever I am enjoying a cuppa alone thoughts will fill my mind therefore contemplation begins. Last week, a good friend left for United Kingdom and it will be more than a year before she comes back again. While waiting for her at a café, my focus fell on the salt and pepper shakers placed on the table and I realized something.
Salt and pepper are often use as flavorings for cooking and to make it palatable; with additional spices and ingredients added together into the dish. Somehow, it did not fail to cross my mind that our lives are like a plate of dish waiting to be cooked.
In the process of cooking, spices and flavorings are added to make the dish taste perfect; just like how we are walking the pathway of life discovering new things about ourselves along the way or certain occurrences that helped us achieve and learn from our mistakes. The achievements and mistakes that we have made and learned are added into our lives to make it concrete and furnish everything so that it will be an experience or memory that will stick in our minds for as long as we can remember.
Friends and experiences are like spices in our lives. Without them, it would not be complete and life would be too dull and the taste will be too bland. Also, emotions such as happiness, anger, sadness, love, et cetera are meant to spice up our lives. A little of everything will balance all experiences but too much of those will only cause an over-dosage.
Though it is good to add more spices but only a balance of each ingredient will make the dish taste good. There is a need to have balance in everything that we do because overdoing something is unhealthy. A wholesome dish means the usage of high quality ingredients --- our lives can be healthy as well as long as we know how to put a stop to an action for example, depression. Being too morbid will cause unhealthy situations like morbid thoughts and may lead to unwanted actions.
I do believe that variety is the spice of life and if all of us are the same, it would be boring, do you agree?