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Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Piece of Cake

This is about the best thing I've ever read as an explanation.
We all wonder many many many times over WHY? (I know I have been asking this a lot lately)

Sometimes we wonder, "What did I do to deserve this?" or "Why did God have to do this to me?"
Here is a wonderful explanation!
A daughter is telling her Mother how everything is going wrong, she ' s failing algebra, her boyfriend broke up with her and her best friend is moving away.
Meanwhile, her Mother is baking a cake and asks her daughter if she would like a snack, and the daughter says, "Absolutely Mom, I love your cake."
"Here, have some cooking oil," her Mother offers.
"Yuck" says her daughter.
"How about a couple raw eggs?"
"Gross, Mom!"
"Would you like some flour then? Or maybe baking soda?"
"Mom, those are all yucky!"
To which the mother replies: "Yes, all those things seem bad all by themselves. But when they are put together in the right way, they make a wonderfully delicious cake! "

God works the same way. Many times we wonder why He would let us go through such bad and difficult times.
But God knows that when He puts these things all in His order, they always work for good! We just have to trust Him and, eventually, they will all make something wonderful!
God is crazy about you.
He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning.
Whenever you want to talk, He ' ll listen.
He can live anywhere in the universe, and He chose your heart.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.

49 comments:

Coloradolady said...

I have never needed this more than tonight...thanks Tootsie for posting this post...it went to who needed to read it...me!

Smilingsal said...

I've heard this before, but it bears repeating.

Darla said...

Yes that is a good one!!

FlowerLady said...

That was wonderful.

Have a lovely weekend.

FlowerLady

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

What a beautiful way to look at things!!!!!!!!!

Justine :o )

foxxy said...

So very true. It's too bad though when we're going through the storm we can't always see the rainbow on the other side. All we see is the storm. Great Post!

cindy said...

Great post Tootsie! Sometimes we all just need to slow down a bit and think of things in this way.

Millie said...

Good post..very true.
Now I have to go plant my dahlias in pots...they are sprouting like crazy!

marty39 said...

Yes that is a good explanation. God is good and sometimes we don't see the good, but we do have to trust. Great post. God Bless. Hugs, Marty

cindee said...

My daughter went through a terrible break up of her 11 month marriage in November. I asked that question too. I was heartbroken to see her so devastated. I kept telling her things would get better and she kept saying when?
I told her things take time and to take one minuet at a time.
Things have brightened for her just like I knew they would(-: It is hard to imagine that at the time though!
Thanks for the story.
I hope you have a great day!!!

Jill said...

Hey girl..
Nothing in my house is ever a piece of cake... I hope you have a good weekend! Check in with me!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That is beautiful and so true. I know we complain about the rain and storms, but without them in our lives we would never appricate the beautiful sunshine.
Thanks for sharing
Molly

Nancy Jane said...

This was a wonderful explanation! Didn't think you'd be posting the last few days so haven't stopped by to check. Glad I did so I could catch up! I've got daffodils sprouting and the trees are starting to bud, but little else is happening here, so don't feel bad! We're supposed to have a rainy week, so probably no outside cleanup! nancy

onlymehere said...

I really needed this today and loved it!! I actually copied it and printed it out for my files. Thanks for sharing this. Hope you're having a grand weekend!

Helen said...

Back at ya ... Ms. Tootsie!

Happy To Be said...

AMEN!! Tootsie to this..I have that dance thing on my blog also..hey sometimes in life I don't even like the dance ha ha!! more so now that my hip has gone out of my hop...Hope you have a great weekend..I'm off to baby shower for my grandson's wife..Oh yes still another one to come in May...Hugs and smiles dear friend...your Ca. Mama

imjacobsmom said...

Hey Tootsie, Thanks for the reminder....it doesn't hurt to have things put into perspective once in a while. ~ Robyn

Ashley ~ said...

SO TRUE*!!! I've heard it said, "I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow" so everything is under control*! Thanks for the reminder* _Ashley*

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Mornin' Tootsie! I mean afternoon! Can you believe I slept this morning until 10:00 am!!!!! It was wonderful! We had rain here so I think the darkness of the room had my DH and I both sleeping late! I love the story you shared! Ain't it the truth! And the sooner we let go and let God our lives are so much better! God Bless you today girlfriend! Lauralu :)

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

This is so sweet! ♥

tardevil said...

Great post, Tootsie! ;O)

Lisa Loo said...

Love this! THanx for sharing!

~♥~ Monica S said...

That was a smart mom! :-) It's still hard though to understand it all!!
HAve a great weekend!

Monica

Chrissy said...

Another classic!!! BTW I will pull you in to my web!!!!! HAHAHAHA...you'll be dreaming about chalkboards all night long!!!! x0x0x0x0

Stephanie said...

This was great to read today!

momstheword said...

What a lovely story! So true. We look at events and God looks at the outcome of the events.

"Greenhouse" hair! Hmmmm...love to see it! Hehehehe! Love to see an earlier picture with your shorter hair too. I'll bet you looked cute!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Great post! Something we all need to be reminded of. Thanks. laurie

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh I love that story...... that is lovely and so true....
HUgs
Linda

bj said...

I have always loved this story...and isn't it so true.
Hope your weekend is just what you want it to be....me? I just woke up this morning with a tummy bug...bummer! Hoping it will be gone by Sunday.
xo bj

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Hey, Sis! I loved this post. What a great reminder. Our god is a awesome god!
Hugs, Terrie

Tootsie said...

my email server went down!!!! this is the only place I can comment!!!!!! I was just catching up!!!!

xinex said...

Hi Tootsie! Do you know anything about orchids?..Christine

Julie said...

Wonderful! I will remember it and pass it along!!!

Handpainted Roses said...

Wonderful post, Love your blog. Julie

Sassy said...

I so needed to read this right NOW! These last couple years have been EXTREMELY tough...and I struggle so much...I try to remain positive on my blog and find something to laugh at or try to make others laugh while the whole time my insides are in a knot!!! Thank you for posting this...it was wonderful!

Loretta said...

Amen and amen! Beautiful post that puts things in perspective! Hugs, Loretta

Jessica said...

I hope your day is a piece of cake, too. :)

Love you~ J

Picket said...

Beautiful post sweet Toots and so very true....I have always believed God to bring light out of every dark situation in our lives...hope you have a great Sunday sweetie!

cherry said...

Greetings from Georgia !

Thank you so much for stopping by. Your blog is wonderful a girl could get lost here for hours... lol

I'm very envious of your beautiful greenhouse.. I will be stopping in often..
hugs, Cherry

twizzis said...

As humans we're so fragile. If only we came into the world equipped to fend off pain easily. And to make it worse, should our experiences in our young life not ready us...then what? Some are doled more than others, too, so it seems. The bottom line...we have to trust in our Savior. Maybe that was him knocking on the door and I was too busy to answer.

Lady Katherine said...

What a wonderful post! Just great, I think we all can use a piece of this cake. I love the part where we should dance. For I always say: Dance like no one is watching. I done it so many times, with a little glass of wine. Doc took away my white wine, and I am to drink red everyday. That was a year ago, I can' find a red I like. lol

jerseygirl211 said...

Hi Tootsie,

Just a little visit to see what you are up to today. Some trees are starting to get flowers here, so I was thinking about you when I saw them. Looking forward to seeing what you do in your garden this year.

Take care....

Hugs
'D'

flowrgirl1 said...

Thanks for following my blog. I hope you enjoy it. I will be enjoying yours. THanks!

Tamara Jansen said...

That is so,so true! We need to learn not to question His wisdom but accept what He gives us :)

Kelowna is a 5 hour drive from me.....not too bad, right?!

nikkicrumpet said...

Great analogy! I think we all need this story at times.

Love Where You Live said...

Keeping everything in perspective is so important. What a great story! Thanks for sharing, -susan

LillyB said...

This made me cry...I guess it hit home...things have been so sh...umm crappy for me lately.

Thanks for the pick me up...lets eat cake girl!!
Love Lilly

Miss Janice said...

What a sweet post...one that we all can identify with at one time or another. On another subject, everytime I look at your header photo, I feel like going outside and starting all over in the garden! Your garden is awesome!

"Blossom" said...

Checking in on my angel that has carried me for a week now. Hope your week-end was great and I think about you everday. I am with dad until next Sunday. It's lonely here without mother. So many reminders. Dad doesn't want anything moved. I maded mother a huge grapevine wreath to take tomorrow to her grave. It will be the first time we have been there since she has been gone. But I have all spring items until I return again for mothers day and then her birthday. Tootsie how do I thank you for all you have done for me! I just don't know how!
What can I do for you!
I want be on her too much for there is a lot to keep me busy and my sissy is here too.
Love you
Anita