SoCS- “The icing on the cake”-1/22/22

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!

I’ve found that it’s imperative to take, at least, short breaks from the 24/7 news cycles. The human mind and senses cannot actually process several things at once. If you’ve ever paid attention to a phone call and had your toddler destroy your living room as you do, you have a firsthand example.
There are absolutely important issues to be considered but the health and stamina, needed to address them, depends solely on us taking pauses. We actually get a chance to digest and critically assess problems by allowing our subconscious to work on them as we recharge.
Stepping away from problems also gives us a new look at them. We are more capable of seeing the Big Picture this way. Have you ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle and found yourself stumped only to walk away for a while and return finding it to be amazingly simpler? I think that shows us the value in a diverse daily routine. We’re more efficient when we dabble.
So, in this overwhelming time when we’re barraged with information, I hope we all can find our “icing on the cake” in our moments with family, friends, and pets. The “good stuff” arms us for intellectual battles best and, nowadays, we certainly need to remain sharp.
Happy Saturday Everyone!

11 thoughts on “SoCS- “The icing on the cake”-1/22/22

  1. Sadje 01/22/2022 / 10:31 am

    I get your point Susan

      • Sadje 01/22/2022 / 10:48 am


  2. S. 01/22/2022 / 12:17 pm

    Top tip: if taking a break and coming back doesn’t work, take a longer break. Sleeping on things is also underrated; the brain has a way of filtering through things in its own time.
    Great post!

  3. HesterLeyNel 01/22/2022 / 12:38 pm

    I couldn’t help but laugh at your anecdote about your toddler and a phone call. I remember those days only too well. You are right, sometimes we just need to unplug and rest, otherwise we become exhausted.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/22/2022 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you for visiting.
      I provided home based childcare for 46 years and those debacles are etched into my brain! LOL

      • HesterLeyNel 01/22/2022 / 12:48 pm

        Phew! Only the very brave can survive that career choice.

      • Susan St.Pierre 01/22/2022 / 12:51 pm

        It was a wild ride that I’d take all over again given the choice! Never a dull (nor clutter free) moment. The lessons to be learned from children are priceless. ❤

  4. striver1 01/22/2022 / 6:35 pm

    Definitely need a break, But to me “icing on the cake” is synonymous with “last straw” albeit sarcastic.

    • Susan St.Pierre 01/22/2022 / 6:45 pm

      Many people pointed out that other meaning in their streams. It wasn’t my own first instinct this morning.
      “Bless your heart.”
      You choose how it is meant.

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