Life’s a Bowl of Cherries…..Not Really, but That’s Okay

Life isn’t perfect.  It’s not supposed to be.  It’s supposed to be REAL:  a messy “learning lab” of experiences, mistakes, and practicing our ability to reflect on all of it—hopefully cultivating a positive outlook. An outlook that creates a meaningful, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind life.  A life we can share by loving and uplifting others…..and, ultimately, ourselves.

So, here’s the thing:  Life isn’t a picture-perfect bowl of cherries, but with the right perspective, we just may end up with a banana split. Yes, a messy dessert to be sure, especially with all of the gooey, melting, and sticky syrups, ice creams, sauces, and whipped cream; but, you know what?  Those garnishes sure do make that banana a lot more interesting….and definitely worth enjoying!

After all, it’s the messy stuff in life that teaches us to be our best selves. And, let’s be real….being our best selves is truly the “cherry on top” of the banana split of life.






  1. There are cherries in my fridge, and I am pretty excited about cherry season πŸ˜›
    Life is not a bowl of cherries, but life is every bit as messy as makin cherry pie! I’ll be over here keepin it real πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m not sure if life is either one of these sweet desserts, but I like the way you have me believing this, Tonya. πŸ™‚ Life is messy and challenging. There are more good moments than bad ones!
    Life is just a bowl of cherries but don’t expect it to not have pits in it.

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