Reality “slaps” can be a bit overwhelming a times. In fact, it can be overwhelming A LOT of the time. From natural disasters, poverty, disease, etc. You feel so defeated. Like it won’t stop. But that’s where we need to change our focus. Reality will always be slapping us in the face. How you react to it is what can make those slaps become blessings.
This is what we look like “reality slapped.” A little weathered but at least we have each other!
Instead of focusing on trying to make our lives better, let’s focus on trying to better the lives of others. Funny thing is it will most likely better your life without you even knowing it. This doesn’t mean you have to join the Red Cross or give your life savings to Charity. It means you take a moment out of your day to focus on giving something to someone else. It can be words of encouragement, a prayer, donating food/clothes to those in need, supporting our troops, etc. Use what you are passionate about, your God given gifts, to make a difference!
Yes, everyone has those God Given gifts. Think about it. What are you really good at and how can you use that to enrich someone’s life today?
I like to make things. And I like to give them away even more. So making Healthy Bites for families that need Gluten Free Snacks makes my heart sing! It may not be much but it’s the least I can do.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bites
And yes, I do realize they look like rocks.
Let’s nickname them Reality Rocks!
.5 cup crushed banana chip
4 tbsp. gluten free chocolate chip morsels
.25 cup honey or agave nectar
.25 cup dark chocolate peanut butter
30 grams vanilla protein powder (about one serving)
1-2 tbsp. dried milk powder (I used goats milk powder) ** optional
Grind up banana chips in order to get them crushed. Then combine in bowl with chocolate chips, protein powder, milk powder, and peanut butter. Mix. Then add your honey and mix with hands more until everything is combined nicely. Scoop out a section, roll into a ball, place on wax paper. Freeze when done. Makes 18-20 bites. Best stored in freezer or fridge.
Do you like to make things? Make these, and pass them along to someone. And if you don’t like to make things, that’s perfectly fine.
Find your gift, use it! Share it!
For all those racing tomorrow, best of luck. Including the hubs!! And before you race, say a little a prayer and take a moment to remember 9-11.