I love getting email. In fact, I received one just as I was sitting down to type this blog post.
It was a summary of a conversation I'd had a week before. It was brief but very effective. It jogged my memory of the deeper discussion we'd had and the work which remained. I began thinking about why summaries like these get sent? Well, I think one of the lines in the email sums it up nicely--"because we forget!"
Yes, we do forget. We know things. We experience things. In our hearts. In our minds. Through our life experiences. Through our education. Through our lovers (or ex lovers eyes). Through our children...or pets in my case. We experience highs. We experience lows. We experience all the emotions in between.
But despite us feeling and experiencing things as we go through life, we do forget. It just slips into a little filing cabinet in our brain, only to get extracted when our memory is jogged. We smell a smell and it takes us back to a kindergarten class/teacher/school. We hear a noise and it sends us reeling, even if the danger is no longer present.
It's what allows us to fall in love with someone even after our hearts have been shattered. We remember....and when we are in our loving place with that new person, you silently hear yourself whisper, "I forgot how good this feels. I'm glad to have this back."
Now, I bet you're thinking---what in the world does this have to do with waffles? Easy....we forget how good it feels to create something amazing from our own kitchen. I'm reminded every time I create something yummy that sends my foodie self into overdrive. We forget how cool it is to love on our family and friends by sharing a meal with them and lingering over conversations. We forget how it lights up the faces of others as we bring them homemade treats to enjoy at their own casa. We forget that cooking takes us out of the rush rush rush of life....and let's us create magic on a slower scale.
These waffles reminded me of how fun sharing recipes are. It is a reminder of how simple flavors yield stupendous results. It's also a reminder to make these more often, as they are out of this world delicious!!!!
So, with this post, I just want to remind you of your amazing abilities. You have the power to make "ish" happen. You have the choice, on any given day, to choose again. You have the ability to change your life in one day, one hour, one minute. You have the power to create.
And if you ever need someone to jog your memory, come on over to my house. I've got a warm plate of waffles with some fresh coffee for you. Can't guarantee they'll be syrup though, so better bring your own. ;)
adapted from The Detoxinista