Burning Words
2 min readSep 26, 2020

Are you okay with what you have?

Now, I am going to be completely honest, I had no idea what I wanted to write about this week and as I was sitting in my favorite Newberg coffee shop (Chapters) I texted my friend Henry asking for ideas. All he responded with was “Muffins!”

This got me thinking how amazing a muffin sounded at that moment, but you know what sounded better? A cupcake, a cupcake always sounds good. This happens often. I will always try to think of something better when the thing I originally wanted, or already have, is perfectly fine. We’ve all heard the joke about how cupcakes are just fancy muffins, but we all want to the prettier option of a cupcake.

Let’s get straight to it, I’m a muffin. I am perfectly fine the way I am, I am loved by many and I have a God that loves me no matter what…so why do I feel so plain?

Ever since school started and I have been around more people on a daily basis, I see them all as cupcakes with pretty clothes, nice friends, and a constant smile. I know we can’t see smiles under masks, but I can tell.

I have been waking up in my room at home, looking in the mirror, and wondering why am I not a cupcake? What can I do to make myself more fun and more likable? Don’t get me wrong I have amazing friends, they just aren’t here with me, and I am so grateful for everything that I have, but that doesn’t mean I’m not afraid of sticking out.

One day, around when the fall weather just started to hit, my mom had bought the huge Costco size box of muffins. I was used to the chocolate ones that we always had, but these ones were different. They were pumpkin strudel muffins. One bite and I was hooked, I wanted to eat 4 of them. (and that’s saying something because those muffins are huge!) I was happy with them. They were something that brought me joy at that moment. I wasn’t focused on the fact that they were plain, or that they were different. They were perfect just the way they were…and so am I.



Burning Words

By: Emma Gomes…all I got to say is I’m excited. Let’s do this!