Mind Matters

The Spillage

A slight increase in temperature and water becomes steam. A little more pressure and capacity is exceeded, resulting in contents overflowing. Simple measures, like a wooden spoon on a pot of boiling pasta may easily prevent a messy spillage! The wooden spoon may be the listening ear of a faithful friend, a brother stepping in at the last minute to help or an extra hand in getting a job done. 


Every individual has a unique capacity to contain stressors/pressures, beyond which without other measures being put in place, bubbles from internal stress spill over and creates an external mess. Messy spillage may be avoided with well timed extra help, like wooden spoon, preferably a cool one, would avert messy spilling over when boiling pasta. Reducing volume of the fluid in the pot also helps as less bubbles would be generated, like minimizing triggers for stressors – prevention being better than cure.

I have often wondered how the wooden spoon prevents the spillage. Many factors have been considered, including: contact of the bubbles with the wooden spoon breaks the surface tension and the bubbles burst into air. The right intervention at a peak time of stress can be a massive step in preventing disaster!

It is best to reach out for help, be it a friend to talk to, professional help for advice or support, or simple measures like taking time to rest and re-charge one’s batteries. Getting help as early as possible prevents complications. There’s a wooden spoon and various other measures to prevent messy spillages. if one measure is ineffective, try another. Prevention is better than cure!

By Wonuola

It looked like the perfect dream, living on acres of lush green pastures, evening walks on the farm inhaling fresh clean air, watching sunrise and sunset untainted with man's interference! The scenes started to change like a movie fast forwarded and precious moments seemed uncaptured till quickly gone, never to return. I started learning to cherish life, the greatest gift above all things! I needed more, so I sought the source and got to know it came from Love and with it was always freedom! The rapidly changing scenes, with years speeding by, have been stormy and sometimes still, bright and grey, with highs and low! I have found meaningful living is not determined by circumstances, but rather by what goes on within. The fuel in the heart powers the body, its activities and interactions. Love gives life and powers living. Embracing freedom enables meaningful living and beautiful expressions of life. I remain passionate about a journey with life, love and liberty and hopefully encouraging others to do the same, living purposefully and leading in love by liberty. #LoveLifeLiberty

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