As some of you know, I owned a bakery for 15 years. Sometimes I can still smell the fragrance of Dutch Apple Crumb or Sugar Crusted Peach Pie filling the air! I woke up at 3:45 every morning, went into my little bakery and prepared for a wonderful day of creating delicious goodies.
CREATING…It was all in the creation of the day. I would get out the ingredients for the different pies, cakes and breads that had been ordered for the day and go to work… I love the early morning hours… It is my best time to create anything…
It always makes me smile to think how the biggest life lessons come from the most unexpected places. Baking pies was one of my best life lessons. I was the creator of the pie. I decided what I would put in my pie, as well as what I would not, what ingredients and flavors blended together to make a most delectable treat. And the fun part for me in creating my pies was realizing that if the outcome of the pie was not what I thought it would be, I just got busy and thought about “What would make it better?”
I didn’t spend a lot of time in the middle of the “old filling” trying to figure out what went wrong. I just started thinking what I could “tweak” to make it better, to make it what I wanted it to be. Believe me when I tell you, a lot of experimentation went on in that bakery, but none of the pies were less perfect than another they were just different; they gave me the contrast that I needed to find the clarity of what I wanted in a pie. Are you beginning to see the lesson here? Your life is as you create it to be.
Perhaps it’s time to take a look at your pie. What kind of creation are you making in the kitchen of your life? Are the relationships in your life creating a “sweet filling” or leaving too much of a tang? Does the work that you do “fill you up” or drain your life force? Are the activities in your life creating “too many different flavors” or is there a nice balance of the spices? Are you taking time for yourself and finding a flaky tender crust, or has too much “doing” created a tough texture?
Are you ready to learn the secrets of baking the pie of your life? If so, I invite you to call for a complimentary 30-minute coaching session. Having a personal coach is a wonderful way to help you balance the ingredients of your life, and your life is this moment, right now. So make a choice… AND TAKE A STEP!