Life is A Bowl of Cherries

Life is a bowl of cherries. Not everything in life is good but it is up to you to pick out and throw the bad ones.

For the past few months, I have struggled to fix the mess that I have made. Countless rash decisions that led to a domino effect where I found myself hitting rock bottom, I almost lost hope on my life.

We all have made decisions that seemed right at first which turned out wrong. It is easy for us to dwell in those mistakes and punish ourselves for it. I for one am guilty of this, for months I have clung on to these thoughts which debilitated me and left me in a mental and emotional paralysis. Sometimes with all the negativity, we end up thinking that we deserve it and that no matter what we do it will never change. There is nothing worse than being a victim of your own mind.  We can go on and on blaming the world for being unfair, others for not caring and everything else in the universe but it will never free us from ourselves. Luckily, I had good friends who reminded me that I have within me the power to change the world that I am in and though it may seem so complicated it started with one small step, a change in perspective.

It has always been in our nature to act like gods and when we commit errors we become our own executioner. We should not let our mistakes deny us of the beauty that life has for us. To change is to let go, not only of situations or people but also of the need to control life. Life happens and we can only do our best to make the most out of what is given. Do not hold on to the rotten cherries in fear, it only ruins the rest. You cannot choose all the cherries given to you but if you make it a point to keep the good ones, you will have enough to have la dolce vita.

red cherries on stainless steel bowl
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“Life is a bowl of cherries. Some cherries are rotten while others are good; its your job to throw out the rotten ones and forget about them while you enjoy eating the ones that are good! There are two kinds of people: those who choose to throw out the good cherries and wallow in all the rotten ones, and those who choose to throw out all the rotten ones and savor all the good ones.”
― C. JoyBell C.


Monday Musings: Taking Out Trash


How often do you throw away? Most of us tend to keep a lot of unnecessary stuff whether in our places or in our minds. Unknowingly, we end up taking in so much that it leaves us with little space to work with.

I recently read an excerpt about Getting Things Done by Dave Allen where he described stuff as “Anything you have allowed into your psychological or physical world that doesn’t belong where it is, but for which you haven’t yet determined the desired outcome and the next action step.”  I have never thought about how much stuff I kept until I checked my email and sorted out my room. It is so easy to not realize the gravity of our hoarding and these stuffs slows us down and makes us inefficient.

Now is the time to clear your mind and place. Start by sorting and throwing out the unnecessary.