I have a little story to tell today. Well that and a super easy recipe. Both make me happy. Both are full of good stuff.
You see, a little over a year ago I received some excellent advice. It was advice from a Christian counselor. Yes, I was seeing a Christian counselor. In fact, the hubs often came with me to see this counselor.
Side note: I think everyone needs a counselor, mentor, etc. AMEN to that!
The main reason I was seeing her was to deal with a lot of anxiety, stress, and fear issues. She really did help me see where all this was coming from and she helped me (us) realize how to overcome it.
But the one thing that stuck with me more than anything was a phrase she would repeat to us quite often.
“You are in charge of your own happiness.”
For the longest time I stressed out because I wanted James to be happy. Happy in racing, his career, our future plans, his training, our finances. I’d would get to bent out of shape over the things that “didn’t go as planned” and felt like I was constantly failing as a wife.
But I couldn’t control that. I couldn’t control the outcome of… life, really.
It wasn’t until we were living in New Zealand that it really sunk in. This “happiness” factor. This quest for “how to make each other happy.”
It was letting go and allowing real emotions to take it’s course. Allowing us to just be there for each other. In the good times and the hard times. Not trying to change the circumstance, but instead saying “I love you,” “I’ll behind you 100%,” then giving each other a hug and kiss. Done. Not dwelling on the past, not fearing the future. Just being THERE..NOW.
Yep, that was it.
And the result.
A feeling of CONTENT. With us, with where we were (are), and more.
So I’d like to add on to that phrase now. That little bit of advice.
“You are in charge of your own happiness”….. And all it takes is being there for one another, no more, no less.
The hubs had a long weekend of work /coaching related stuff. I wanted to be there for him. I do that the best with FOOD of course.
So I made these. And he was content. Pretty simple if you ask me, eh?
- 4 eggs
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup coconut cream or regular cream
- 1 tbsp 100% cocoa powder
- Optional – chilli pepper for spice
- Mix all your eggs and cream in a bowl. Add in your spices and mix again. Oil up a muffin pan and spoon in your batter to each tin.
- Place in oven at 350F for 18-20minutes depending on your oven.
- Let cool for for 5-10 minutes
- Sprinkle with extra cocoa if desired.
Best Advice you’ve ever gotten?