But you can create a bowl of cherries. Life will supply the cherries, and even the bowl--sometimes. Life may give you a chance to plant some seeds and will allow you to stick around to watch them grow into cherries. It could be true that you dream of cherries, or you'll find yourself using the word to describe something nice.
All in all though, you'll have to create that bowl of cherries for yourself. Yes people will share, but you might have found yourself stealing one or two cherries when someone wasn't looking or to teach someone else a lesson.
You could spend a lifetime dreaming of the perfect cherries and feel that's enough for you. Many people do, you know. It could also be true that you'll find yourself pinning for those cherries that you lost, or those that slipped through your fingertips just as you thought they were yours.
If you've been around long enough, you've surely have regretted some and I'll bet you've even spent one or two whole afternoons feeling cheated and hurt by all the cherries that never gave you a chance.
Yet, this is your life. and though life isn't just a bowl of cherries, you do get to decide what a cherry will be in your life. You get to create them, and how you'll share them.
No, life's no bowl of cherries and sometimes you'll find that hard to face. It is the human condition to realize that you start with an empty bowl--and will leave that way too.
But, you still get to decide what a cherry is for you; even those that are not so ripe or have past their prime can still feel petty good resting in your fingertips--those cherries you created with your hands, remembering the times you shared your choicest cherries with those you love.
Life may not be no bowl of cherries, but you can create a bowl of cherries for yourself. That's why I keep that bowl of cherries you see in my office. To remind me that it's my choice if I'll be having cherries or not.
Where did the quote come from? Cherries figure into lots of quotes and you can see them over at BrainyQuote. It was a popular song during the Great Depression, lyrics by Lew Brown and music by Ray Henderson. Here's Doris Day singing her version of the song over at YouTube. It's a fun song that she sings beautifully.
Where in your life do you create a bowl of cherries?