Sometimes when it's winter and it's cold and it's raining and miserable you just need a little bit of joy in your life to get through it.
On days like that I sit around and plan my eventual move to warm and sunny climates. I literally look up real estate in places like Florida, California and the Caribbean.
I am a big believer in making our own happiness though, and so today I figured that I should take that quite literally:
through baking, of course.
I think that when we make things, no matter what it is that we make we are doing something that is essential in the Universe. The act of creation is a part of us, it is the driving force behind all living things. And on a simplistic level, it makes us feel better to know that we are capable of creating something from a pile of separate components.
today I created cupcakes.
Well, cupcakes and some other things but none of the other things are tangible (they're all words strung into sentences that are living inside my computer...hopefully one day they'll become something tangible though! that's the goal after all)
Cupcakes. Happy little pieces of perfection. They are the best thing to make on a cold, rainy February day when you find yourself wondering if you do in fact have Seasonal Affective Disorder.
and there is something so great about putting the sparkling little sprinkles on top.