#SoCS & #JusJoJan 2022 Daily Prompt – Jan. 22nd

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and my very first birthday-Stream-of-Consciousness-Saturday is: “icing on the cake.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “icing on the cake.” Enjoy!

Today’s Stream of consciousness is Linda’s first birthday SoCS and mine too 😊. That is indeed an icing on the cake for both of us. I enjoy stream of consciousness writing. It is fascinating how our thoughts jump from one idea to another. Thank you Linda for your prompts.

I am sixty today and they have been good years. Problems are part of life and how we face them depends on our inherent nature. Of course, we can learn to deal with situations, but there must be something within us to give the extra push. A loved relative believed we have to learn to accept what comes our way, things which we cannot change. Another senior friend said, early in his life he could not pursue his studies in a subject he wanted to, but had to go on a different path. He learnt to like what came his way. It changed his life, there are no regrets and he is happy with what life gave him.

It is easy when we get what we like but the icing on the cake is when we learn to like what we get.

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.

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