“Wow! What’s the occasion?” he asked.
I shrugged. “I felt like it.”
Then I thought more about it. What’s the occasion?
The sun shone all day today.
I had a good writing week.
The kids have been helpful all day.
The snowdrops are blooming.
Pīwakawakas outside my office door.
The neighbour gave us grapefruits.
My seed order arrived in the post.
I had just enough sugar to make the icing.
Every day is a day to celebrate. Every day is a day to enjoy whatever gifts life offers, no matter how small.
Go ahead. Have some cake. Be sure to try the frosting. It’s one of my favourites:
Beat until smooth:
250 g (8 oz) cream cheese
1 1/2 cups confectioners (icing) sugar
Add and beat until smooth:
1/2 tsp fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tsp fresh grapefruit juice
1 Tbsp grated grapefruit zest
1 tsp grated lemon zest
Spread on your favourite cake.