Life Is Like A Bowl Of Salad
Most of us have probably seen Forrest Gump. We have probably also heard what his momma told him and what he told the lady in the picture below.
Life is like a box of chocolates.
I don’t want to disagree with Forrest’s momma. However, life is like much more than just a box of chocolates.
Life is like a bowl of salad.
Occasionally I like to get a salad from the salad bar in the cafeteria where I work.
I like to get the small bowl rather than the plate because it’s cheaper. However, I slide a plate under the bowl to catch anything that runs over.
As I go through the line, I stack my salad with each item. The salad is built with layers. It may start with spinach, then cucumber, peppers, carrots, cabbage, and olives. Then it’s topped off with some ranch dressing.
Many people try to live life this way, with each layer barely touching each other, but not really overlapping and mixing with the rest.
After I get to my seat, I take the bowl and dump the salad in my plate.
This is the way life really is.
Each layer, each part, each section touches, overlaps and affects the other.
Your relationships affect your job. Your job affects your relationships. Both affect your faith. Your faith affects all of these. Add anything else in and the result is multiplied.
We simply cannot truly separate each section of our lives and compartmentalize them. We can try. It may appear that we succeed. Eventually, though, it won’t work.
There’s one other thing. Eventually the salad is eaten. It’s over. The plate is empty. Eventually it’s time to move on to the next plate of salad.
Life here ends. You have to make sure that you maximize life while you’re here.
What do you put into your salad?