Jottings from my Journal

By on 27/03/2019

Rejoice, enjoy and celebrate!

The other day I was having an argument with someone and said to them, “You just want your cake and eat it too.”

Then after a moment of silence, I thought about what I had said. It didn’t make any sense. If you make a cake, you do want to eat it, how stupid. What a ridiculous saying.

I was trying to share with the person that you need to celebrate what you have done. This means that the first steps in the making of the cake are as important as the cooking and eating. Each step is to be celebrated. We shouldn’t pull it apart (whatever that ‘it’ might be) and criticize it.

I wonder why we don’t just sit in the moment of celebration and enjoy the moment. I don’t think we do this often enough. In our wanting to improve ourselves, our situations, what we do or try to achieve, we tend to talk about what went wrong, didn’t work, and how we could do it better.

But what about enjoying what we achieved first? At least we tried to do something.

Did you study this year just gone by? First, rejoice that you had that opportunity, then later if needed, reflect on how you could do better in the future. Don’t pull apart in five minutes what took you a whole year to achieve.

Did you work well for your employer? First, rejoice for you deserved your wages. Maybe you deserve more. Work on that this year and also allow God to give to you practically and spiritually because all blessings come from God above.

I’m sure the three wise kings who came to the manger didn’t analyze the experience later by saying, “Did you notice the smell of stale animal dung?”

“Do you think Jesus could have had better accommodation? Something fit for a king and fit for us to visit Him?”

No! They would have been so overawed by Jesus that all they could have done was to rejoice and say “Wow!”


So, at this holiday time, your time off from study, school, and normal routines –enjoy the downtime, enjoy the people in your life, and celebrate what you have.

As my mum used to say: “There is always someone more unfortunate than you, so count your blessings.” So, remember to look at your cake and admire it, then enjoy the eating of it as well. Perhaps later, much later, reflect on how you could have made a better cake.

Great Eating!

May these jottings from my journal inspire you to believe in and fall in love with Christ- the hope of the world, as stated in Jeremiah 17:7, ‘Blessed is the man who believes and trusts in and relies on the Lord and whose hope and confident expectation is the Lord!’

Love always


6 comments on “Jottings from my Journal

  1. Yes, you are absolutely right, Rosemary!
    It seem I have the urge to get up and go do something else. Just like right now I wanted just to get up and go upstairs to go do other things as if I do not have time to meditate And absorb myself into deep prayer. Trust me, it disturb me because I was deeply into my prayers and lately that is not the case. I need to enjoy the cake and taste all of its delicious flavors.
    Thank you, Rosemary!

  2. Mrs. Rosemaru,

    Good Morning. Thank you for analyzing the saying about the cake. My thoughts were when we accomplish something that was hard for us to do or we meet someone famous, etc., that we have always wanted to meet we should be satisfied with that. Your analyze takes us to another level. Wow!! thank you. This is something I truly need to practice. being more grateful and thankful for what God has accomplished through me. I do this, but I need to reflect on it more.

    Thank you again.

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