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Your Cake Filling
June 26, 2017

Imagine a beautiful sponge cake – the kind your granny used to make even if only in your dreams. It goes without saying that the sponge is delicious – soft and moist, a perfect texture and so tasty. But now think about the filling between the two halves of sponge. We can imagine what we a looking for - maybe its jam or cream based or a delicious combination of the two.

Now what you will agree I hope is that for this imaginary magical cake, a good filling is essential. For this filling, the texture and taste has to be right as well as its thickness and consistency.

Imagine if it was too thin and stiff. Not moist enough. Or if it was the opposite – if it were too thick such that it overwhelmed the cake itself or too runny, so it soaks through the cake, ruining the flavours and consistency.

Well emotions are like the filling of a cake. Just like a good cake filling, emotions are the essential ingredient of a well adjusted successful life. But if they are too stiff and hidden or too runny – then they can do real damage.

Emotions have to be just right.

by Sophia Yasmeen

    What I thought were stars
    Were tiny holes in the fabric of the night
    I managed to unravel
    A corner of the sky
    And I realized that
    It was your light
    As bright as the Sun
    On the other side

Sophia is a beautiful writer and I am happily sharing her work in my Feelbetter Newsletter.

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