Last night we took the kids to Sweet CeCe’s for a treat.
If you have never heard of Sweet CeCe’s before, I’m sorry to inform you that you are missing out!
It’s a magical place where the window are full of old style candy jars filled with all kinds of goodies. You open the door and almost immediately you revert to a 4 year old with pig tails and skip your way to the first counter.
At the first stop you pick up an empty bowl and move along to the numerous selections of different flavored frozen yogurt. You can get a single flavor or mix and match to your heart’s content.
Next comes a topping section. At least 30 large vats of everything from M&Ms, fruits, nuts, Reese’s Pieces, gummy bears, etc.
Then a syrup station. Chocolate, hot fudge….oh my hips!!!
Then another topping station with brownie pieces, cheesecake crumbles, etc. all covered with a nice plastic shield so your drool won’t contaminate anything.
Finally a nice container of spray whipped cream and a container of cheries to top it off.
You pick and apply everything yourself. Then at the end of the line is a scale. They weigh your masterpiece and charge you accordingly.
I was talking to a friend this morning about how overwhelmed she felt sometimes with trying to balance family, friends, obligations, children, etc. It’s time like this that we should look at our masterpieces.
We started with an empty bowl in life and started to chose things that looked good to us. We took a little of this and a little of that trying to achieve perfection in our minds.
At the end though is that scale. After all your choices you are held accountable for what you decided. Nobody added anything that you didn’t allow. Perhaps a friend suggested the chocolate chips or the candied pecans, but it was ultimately up to you what went into your creation.
If you are feeling overwhelmed by all the demands in your life and regretting some of the choices around you, perhaps you need to recognize that the only pressure on you is what you caused and allowed to influence you. Take stock of everything you added and get it back to what is reasonable and manageable.
After all you have to pay for life with sprinkles.