30 Day Challenge: Day 7 – Hearts

Day 7: 5 Ways To Win My Heart

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 I really, really wanted to have this post up for Valentine’s Day… And I am over a week late in getting it up. It turns out that trying to bake and make a three tier German chocolate cake is more difficult than I had planned. I didn’t finish assembling it until the morning of Valentine’s Day, then had to work, and spent the evening having dinner and a movie with my valentine. And unfortunately…didn’t get any blogs written in a week’s time.

Turns out this 30 Day blog challenge is more challenging than predicted, too. But no matter. I’m going to try my damndest to catch up…even while coming down with a gnarly cold. Ehhh…

This blog is all about the five things that it takes to win my heart. It’s a bit fun, a bit foolish, and a bit serious, too. Having spent a long time alone, I got to know myself better and to recognize the things that really made me happy. They aren’t complicated; they’re pretty straightforward to me.

1.) We Can Laugh Together

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Over little things. Over silly things. Over big and sometimes serious things. Having someone who can laugh and not take everything so seriously is so refreshing. Especially someone who I can laugh with a little bit every chance I get to see them and spend time with them. It’s such a wonderful thing, sharing that joy with another person.

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What the World Needs Now is Cake, Sweet Cake…

COOKING ADVENTURE – Valentine’s Day Edition

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Mr. Burt Bacharach said it best: “What the world needs now is love, sweet love.” And that was my intention last week on Valentine’s Day when I made a pink-frosted chocolate cake for a good friend and co-worker of mine (as it happened to be his birthday the same day). It seems as though this week, I’ve seen several examples of bullying, hatred in the media, and an all around depression because of our never-ending winter here in New England. And then, there is that little bit of depression that the single people of the world (including myself) often get on Valentine’s Day. In short, last weekend, everyone was desperate for sunshine, for laughter, for smiles, and for friends.

It can be hard to look past the desire for companionship when you feel lonely in order to realize that there are people in your life who matter, who you care about and who care about you. Basically, without descending too deeply into preaching, look at what you have today, the good and the bad and appreciate it for what it is.

Today, I’m telling you to make a cake. Make it for someone you care about, make it for someone who might need it, make it for yourself if you are feeling low and need just a little break. Make that cake and enjoy the act of making it. Put on your favorite song and rock out in the kitchen. Because…being happy is what matters. And if you’re making cake, how can you not feel good?

~KSilva