Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Keep Eating The Apple

"I taught my children to treat life like a big apple. Bite it, chew it, suck it, let the juice dribble down your chin. If you bite a worm, spit it out. But don't stop eating that apple." ~ Arabella Ark, Ceramics Artist, Maui

I like Arabella Ark's take on how we should view life. Sometimes life isn't fair; sometimes it has worms in it. Yet, think about all the moments when it's just wonderful -- juicy, sweet, and delicious.

If we were to stop eating apples just because we found a wormy one, we'd also miss out on those experiences that were beautiful and joyful and fun. Not to mention, miss out on such mouthwatering dishes like apple pie, apple sauce, apple butter, apple crisp, apple strudel, apple cider, toffee apples, to name a few.

So, here's to the apples of life...let's keep eating!



  1. I agree, after all how much can a little ole' worm eat.

  2. well if you ate the worm too you'd get your protein!

  3. Wow! Great philosophy, isn't it? I must remember this.

  4. Whenever I think things are bad I read your words and instantly find myself feeling lifted up!! thanks Brenda, the way you think and approach life daily is very inspirational!!

  5. Of apples and worms - just listening to the news and am so glad that the current 'worm' does not like Apple.

    Loved your post! I've always just removed the worm, spot or blemish and still ate the rest of the apple. Good philosophy to have. The extra protein also came to mind, lol!!

  6. Uhhh... If I remember it right, eating the apple is what got mankind into trouble to begin with.

    No, just kidding...really. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Great message. No surprises there. You always have such useful insights to share with us.

  7. Eating worms wouldn't be much fun, but what a good reminder to not let one little squiggly worm ruin a perfectly good apple!


  8. I love this blog because the posts are short and very sweet! I can read it in the few minutes I have between diaper changes. LOL


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