I seem to have a cake theme going here lately and we’re just gonna ride it out a bit longer. As I reflected on my last layer cake post, I was reminded of one of my favorite unfavorite sayings, and that is, of course ‘you can’t have your cake and eat it too’.
So I did a little research and the phrase has gotten a bit twisted over time (meaning we can twist it again, right…more on that in a bit). OK, so the original intent alluded to the fact that you could not have your cake and still have it after eating it.
Weird I know…but they were a bit strange back in the day;-), so the original saying would have been closer to “you can’t eat your cake and have it too”. More like an absurdity than something a phrase representing scarcity.
Over time, the phrase switched the verbs and became the phrase we know today. Class dismissed…history lesson over!
OK, hang on a sec…before you run out for recess, I’d just like to finish up (cuz there is a point to this post after all!) and that is that you can have your cake and you can eat it too.
Isn’t that the whole point of having cake? So you can eat it too? What kind of mindset is that anyway?
To me, having your cake and eating it too means doing what you love and profiting from it. It means living in an abundance mindset, not a scarcity one.
It means living a life of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose. It means enjoying all aspects of your life, and not feeling like you are just getting through each day to get to the weekend.
It’s about respecting who you are, your dreams, your goals and the realization that you absolutely can have your cake and eat it too. You just need to figure out what your flavor is 🙂
Are you having your cake and eating it too?