Motion is key!!!

Sharks are born swimming; they have to constantly swim forward to push water through their gills so they can breathe.  Even when they are ‘sleeping’ their eyes remain open and actively scan for any potential threat to their space.  If they were to ever stop moving, they wouldn’t be able to breathe and would drown/suffocate.  Simply put, they stop moving, and they die…

Life is hard! It’s not fair, and it can hurt like hell.  I get really angry if I dwell on this premise for too long.   I guess fortunately and unfortunately for me, I’ve had to learn some very hard lessons in my short time here on Earth, and many of these lessons have come through very painful situations.  Most recently, I got mad when I started to think about some things that I’m presently having to deal with in life.  First I got mad, then a wave of sadness came over me when I started to think of the possibilities that may come as a result.  This lasted for a few hours but I had to cut it off so I didn’t get stuck in the proverbial ‘rut’ that we find ourselves in from time to time.  This is hard to do especially when you like right in the belly of the beast going through stuff, but its necessary if I wanna keep moving.

Life is  so fragile and it can be altered or changed in a split second.  That’s why its important to keep your faith in God, remember what’s important and try to stay focused on that.  Its so important to remember this yall because times are tough as shit right now for several people.  Having a good support system-whether it be friends, family, faith, coworkers, or a combination of these, is critical to whether we sink or swim.

So its ok to take a break to rest.  But while you rest, be sure to keep your eyes open, scanning for potential threats-namely complacency, self pity, shame, anger and fear. Rest until you’re able to push forward, so you can continue to live.  But not only live, thrive.

 

Snickerdoodles

Ingredients

  • 3 1/2 c flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 c butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 c sugar
  • 1 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring

For the topping:

  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Mix together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping in a small bowl and set aside.

Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugar together.  Then mix in the eggs, corn syrup and vanilla.  Combine with the dry ingredients and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Preheat oven to 375°F

Roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and coat in the cinnamon and sugar topping.  Place on a cookie sheet lined in parchment paper and bake for about 10 mins until the surface with the topping is slightly cracked.  Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

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