Cake Saved The Day

Today i braved checking on a friend who lost someone so dear to them after playing hide and seek for almost two weeks.Its wasn’t out of lack of empathy but death is one topic i never ever want to discuss. No one does!!!
I spent half the time of my journey thinking about what to say and what not to say. The last thing one wants to hear are statements like He gives and takes away, i know how you feel…. and all those smart words we tend to say (with good intentions by the way). But pain is so personal and i didn’t want to sound like i was downplaying someone’s grief.
I was greeted with a long tight hug that dissolved all the brave thoughts i had accumulated along the way. I went blank and when i opened my mouth, i cheerfully said, “Let us bake a nice chocolate cake :oops:” Thats all i could think of. 
Dumb as that sounds, cake saved the day. We played loud music, danced and talked about lots of things but death. I felt really happy when she said its the first time she hasn’t felt low since she returned, yey!!!
I have come to realise that joy comes from places you least expect it. It’s usually the simple things, like watching the sunset, listening to someone share their epic moments or even baking cake πŸ˜‰


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