• Lauren Freckles

Special Seasoning


“Make the best of every season of life”




I couldn’t imagine life without seasoning. Could you? I mean think about it. Imagine eating your favorite dinner meal but with no seasoning. It would probably taste, flavorless, bland, plain, or in other words. Boring. Maybe it wouldn’t even be your favorite meal anymore because there’s some type of seasoning missing that gave it that pizazz.


Well when I think about seasoning, I think about different kinds of seasons. Ok, maybe not when I’m eating but at least right now while I’m writing. I think there’s something special about seasons that keeps life interesting and everyone may like different kinds. For example, when it comes to seasons in the year, some may enjoy summer, others enjoy spring, winter or fall. But all season can bring something unique.



Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. We can learn to enjoy them all!



Similar to the season in the year, there are also seasons in life. Sometimes things are going what we perceive is great, sometimes things are ok, and sometimes things are just plain hard. At times we might want a season to last forever and at other times we just wish a particular season would just go away.


However, seasons in life also keep life interesting and they can also build character which is essential to our growth.


Recently, I was reading about a plant. It’s called a Hellebore. Have you heard of it? Well according to my research unlike most plants it can bloom in the darkest months of the year all because of its root system.


I think we too can bloom in our darkest hour if we have a strong root system. If this is a bit too metaphor here’s what I mean.



Seasons in life, particularly the hard ones can teach us a lot of things like perseverance, forgiveness, humility and compassion to name a few.


Consider this. When things are going great in our lives, we can learn to be grateful and enjoy the good times. However, if everything in life happened perfectly all the time, we might turn into a self -center person with no compassion or consideration for others.


In essence, all seasons can (produce) something different — the seasons in our food, the seasons in our year and the seasons in lives.



I chose special seasoning for today’s recipe because seasonings in food produce flavor. Seasons in our year bring flowers, and food resources and seasons in our lives can produce character and they all can keep life interesting.


Well, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to share your personal “Make the best of every season of life,” recipe with me. Some of the best recipes are the ones that are passed down. Until next time, I'll Chef Ya Later!


Ingredients


Be grateful in every season ( This can be a challenge at times, but there’s always something to be grateful for if you look closely)

Be kind and compassion towards others ( You never know what season they're currently in)

Find something positive about the season you’re in ( Maybe you're becoming more compassionate, kind, or generous)

Say a prayer ( At times it may feel you’re in a season you can’t handle)



Special Note!

I haven’t perfected this recipe, but it gets better and better each time I make it!


This week’s challenge

Look for the learning lessons in this season of your life.


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