This week is a continuation of last week’s post about seasons. One of my favorite things on the planet to eat are red velvet cupcakes. I could eat a red velvet cupcake every day if my waist would allow it! I even judge bakeries on their red velvet baking skills. Two of my favorite local bakeries, who in my case make the best red velvet, are Fancy Cakes by Leslie in Bethesda Row (featured in the blog photo above, her cupcakes are AMAZING), and Sprinkles in Georgetown for their vegan red velvet cupcakes. The one thing I need to remember whenever I’m ravenously devouring a cupcake is to stop and savor the taste. This is really hard for me because I’m so excited about the delicious $3 gift before me, that I forget to chew and enjoy (I know, the cupcake industry is a total rip off at minimum $3 a pop). My one regret is usually not enjoying what I have while I have it.
This week I want to talk about savoring the taste and enjoying the moment before it’s gone. A few weeks ago, one of our pastor’s spoke about the church’s summer youth camp at a young adult night. He said there were times when he had to step back and savor the taste of what God was doing among the youth at the camp. I feel that there are many times we get caught up in everything that is going on around us, we don’t stop and take it all in. This is a hard lesson to learn, and I’m still trying to figure it out because I’m always rushing from one place to another (constantly thinking about the destination and not the journey).
This week I will try to stop, be thankful for, and enjoy the moments that God has given me. Take time to breath in the fresh, crisp air of fall. Hang out with friends I haven’t seen in a while, or even just take my chubby dog for a nice long walk (she needs to walk more, she’s getting a little round).
What are some things you do to stop and savor the taste of the moments you’ve been given?
p.s. Speaking of tastes, I’m an “okay” cook. I take a lot of recipes from Pinterest. Please let me know if you would like to see posts about some of my Pinterest recipes attempts. Some of them may turn out edible, while others are epic failures!