Sunday Thoughts: The Wisdom We Gain

I don’t know if the purpose of life is to gain wisdom, or if we even have a purpose. Maybe we’re just here. Sometimes I wonder why and how the heck I am still here. Still, we are here, and if we’re here long enough we learn things.

At least some of us do. πŸ˜„

I’ve learned a lot these last few years. Things about myself and my place in this crazy world that wants to kill me. Being human is challenging in and of itself but being allergic to planet earth has unique challenges which has taught me lessons that can’t be learned unless the threat of anaphylaxis is at every turn.

I definitely had to get over my fear of death!

Which may or may not be a good thing because I find myself often thinking, “so what if I eat the wrong thing or get stung by a bee and die? I’ve lived a full life already!” and that might not be healthy because I still have a lot of years left if I’m lucky haha.

Ah, well, neither is pumpkin pie for breakfast (healthy that is) but since I’ve still got a couple of the minis I made the other day left, I don’t see any reason why I shouldn’t have that instead of pancakes or french toast or whatever.

I did gain a bit of wisdom making those the other day. I made the pie crust and filling, enough for eight of them, but only made four and then froze the rest which I thawed and made yesterday. I’ve read that if you use too much water the crust will shrink and harden while cooking so I’m always careful while adding the liquid during the making of the dough. Interestingly, the first batch was perfect but shrinking is exactly what the second batch did and I’m sure it was from the ice crystals adding just enough extra water to do it.

It’s happened before but I wasn’t sure what the reason is and now I know. It wasn’t bad, and they aren’t hard or inedible, but it’s definitely noticeable size-wize.

So I took a mental note not to freeze pie crust even though they say it’s ok to do that. I think I’ll just make what I need, when I need it by halving the recipe. Lesson learned. Wisdom gained.

Maybe that’s why I’m still here? To make perfect pies? πŸ€”πŸ˜…

Happy Sunday, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Sunday Thoughts: The Wisdom We Gain

  1. I believe every moment of experience helps me grow, and that my growth has purpose and will not be lost upon my death. But growth is often painful, and I don’t like pain. So I settle for just doing my humble best every day. Baby steps.


  2. Your purpose is way more than just making perfect pies😁 You get to help and inspire everyone on your platform, and everyone else you know and love. I can’t even imagine what it must be like having your disease, but if I did I hope I would handle it just like you haveπŸ’– living life to the fullest and having constant joy in the small things. Personally, I have found my purpose in being a Christian and that’s how I choose to live my life full of joy all the time! I will put you on my prayer list, and I hope that you can continue to bring happiness to others for many many more yearsπŸ˜„!

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