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Pumpkin muffin parable

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What’s true for me today is …

I’m elated – to be blogging in the morning! Pause for a contemplative sigh of appreciation 🙂 I’m typically working at this time, so the opportunity to take a mental health day (overdue) and write about my pumpkin muffin experience (essential), is quite a pleasure.

So …

Last night I made healthy pumpkin spice muffins. Notice, ‘healthy’ was not in quotations. They really were. I made a point to find a healthy recipe because the idea of pouring a cup and a half of sugar into 12 muffins gives me the willies. Instead, I found a recipe for oat flour and flax muffins with a dainty oat and chocolate sprinkle topping–admittedly, the best part. They were lovely (insert mental image of perfectly round, pumpkin-hued muffins with an oat crisp topping – sorry, my camera is broken).

I mean, they were so lovely, I even used a dessert fork for the first few bites. Only, the first few bites where underwhelming. No spice. No sweet. No decadent, lingering first impression. Healthy and filling, and a total let down.

But, why? The muffins had very little sugar, which is what I wanted. They had a great burnt orange color, which is what I wanted. They even had an assortment of fiber and omega-3 ingredients. But–I also wanted to feel pleased with, and proud of my culinary accomplishment, which I didn’t.

Truth be told – the “have your cake and eat it too” conundrum is alive and well folks. We might was well accept it (and blog about it). Personally, I think my pumpkin muffin “moxie” is a metaphor for something – I’m just not sure what yet. Any ideas?

 

 

About this blog …

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Sometimes things seem to change quickly, sometimes glacially. I have been feeling more the tortoise than the hare lately.

However, I have also decided that though I may not feel it, though however imperceptible it made be, things are–in fact–changing all the time. My logical mind tells me this. My heart, hmmmm …. working to catch up.

To do that, I have decided to look at the small, simple truths I think and feel on a daily basis because: #1 I suspect it may be very entertaining (and I like laughing) and; #2 how better “to be” in my daily life than to immerse myself in the tidbit details of how I actually live.

That’s what this blog is about–the details–and a daily (at least frequent) response to the simple prompt: What’s true for me today is _________________.

I invite you to comment on anything that rings true for you AND to post your own response(s) to the prompt. I look forward to sharing this daily writing practice, daily experience with you.