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Sweetness, one spoonful at a time - by A.P. Davis - 8.12.2018

Most people drink their coffee black.

But, I take mine with cream and sugar.

Sweetness can be something that becomes a habit, and in my case a very good habit.

Anytime you find a situation that is bitter you might want to add just a little sweetness to make it just right.

From the very first trials to the modern era of the 21st Century, man has always been a creature of habit, but there are those who will argue that some habits can't be broken. I beg to differ.

Just a simple parody on the sweetness of ice cream or sugar and cream in your coffee, the sweetness, plus the bitterness go together hand in hand. They are bad separately, but together they are quite appealing.

They say opposites attract, but actually it is more the similarities that bind. The very nature of chemistry is that certain elements compliment one another and form bonds. The sugar in your nature, the kindness of your acts, can add to what can neutralize the bitterness of discontent and derision in others who fail to see things from another person's point of view.

As a judge sits on his bench, as mediator between plaintiff and defendant, with 12 jurors in the courtroom, he sees things from two sides of one argument. When the lawyer rests his case, so to speak, it is up to the jury to reach a verdict and ultimately, the judge to agree and pronounce sentence.

Sometimes it turns out to be a guilty verdict, and other times not guilty. There is one other possibility in the potential or possible outcome of a trial by a jury and a judge, and that is a mistrial.

A good metaphor for sweetness, one spoonful at a time, is by adding your goodness to any argument you make it possible for a better outcome.

Some are closed minded. Some will never agree with one another, no matter how clear and precise the facts that are realized and presented. But from experience, the best teacher of them all and the passage of time and the personal wisdom an individual acquires from that experience, lessons are leaned that should and must be passed on from one generation to the next.

One day, we will enjoy a cup of coffee with no bitterness. Not too sweet either. Coffee is a metaphor for the bitter sweetness of life experiences. You decide how many spoonfuls you will need to make your cup of coffee the best cup of coffee you ever tasted and of course, you will want to share this message to others who will carry on the sweetness of this particular cup of coffee that I am sharing with you in the spirit of goodness and honesty and trust.

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MegL wrote on August 12, 2018, 2:31 PM

It's always good to put the best possible interpretation on events where possible and adding a little sweetness can help smooth any harshness or bitterness.

VinceSummers wrote on August 12, 2018, 3:14 PM

As the scripture says, "Let your words always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you will know how you should answer each person." - Colossians 3:6.