© 2009 Lynsey

118 – A sliver of cake…

I’ve always thought with relationships, that it’s more about what you bring to the table than what you’re going to get from it. It’s very nice if you sit down and the cake appears. But if you go to the table expecting cake, then it’s not so good. — Anjelica Huston

Artifacts of the day – a wedge of a very fine, sweet cake, and a broken glass, last used for a drop of wine. So, what did you bring to the table?

In some cases, despite having a tough hide, people can be sweet inside. In other cases, despite their sharp edges and unpolished appearances, people just need to be worked with carefully and respectfully to bring out their full potential. If you peeled off the wrapping the cake was delicious. The glass, handled carefully, would still hold a suitable puddle of wine and you’d be able to drink from it with ease. The frisson of the sharp edges might even make the experience more memorable.

I don’t know how you peel off your own wrapper or smooth off your own sharp edges – for me that’s a work in progress. Maybe it’s not something you can do by yourself. That’s what friends are for, that’s what friends are for.

08. Every day choose to bring about change.
15. Every day make a difference to yourself and others.
26. Every day take action. Every small step counts.

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