Ice cream sandwiches were such a special treat at my house. We rarely had them, but boy when we did, it was heaven. I loved that soft, chocolatey cookie and the creamy, cool vanilla ice cream. Now days I have children of my own and while I clearly am a fan of special treats, I also want to make sure that I am helping my children to grow healthy and strong. I created this healthy ice cream sandwiches recipe as an opportunity to be close to my children while providing a healthy after school snack.
This recipe was posted over at Make and Takes where I talk about how hard it was to send my 6 year old out into the lonely, dark world, aka 1st grade. I hope you’ll take a moment to read the post. It even includes a cute pic of my two little ones that you just HAVE to see.
But, let’s continue on our journey this week…
Actually, why don’t you take a moment to look at that awesome frozen yogurt. MMMMM, I still have some in the freezer.
Anyway, a long time ago I was taught that there are only two emotions that actually exist. Do you know what the two are? I’ll give you a moment to think about it…
The two emotions are love and fear.
The first emotion is love. How we act and/or react can be from love. Love shines as light in one’s eyes, height in a person’s stature, and kindness from their lips. Think about it, do you serve and share with those around you because you hate them? No, you do it because you know what love is and you want others to feel it as well. Happiness, joy, laughter, all of those come from Love.
Oh, fear. Fear is an awful one, but a very real emotion. When you get mad at someone, what’s the real reason? Is it because you are afraid you aren’t being heard, that you will be hurt, left out, lost? Fear can be confused so easily. You cry at the loss of a loved one, but what’s the real reason? Are you afraid of life without them, how their children will survive etc? In relationships fear can be destructive. I was taught by my parents that all good things come from Christ, and that he is light and peace. Any fear is not created by Him. In other words, if anger, sadness, resentment etc are all actually fear, and fear is not light, but darkness shouldn’t we flee from it?
A Person Who Exemplifies Love- Rachel from A Southern Fairytale
I met Rachel from A Southern Fairytale a few months ago, and let me tell you, she is one of the most kind people I have ever met. She is definitely a southern girl, which means she is just about one of the cutest, little things ever. She has light throughout her entire countenance. I noticed that people could not help, but want to be around her. And here’s what impacted me the most, she welcomed every single person into her circle. It did not matter if you were the biggest or the smallest blogger there, Rachel had time to say hello and greet you as if you were the most important person in that moment.
I wonder how many times we forget that we are all here trying to do the same thing. Especially bloggers. Aren’t we all trying to share what we know, gain readers, meet brands and make something out of our passions? We are not competitors that need to live out of fear of someone else becoming bigger and better. No, we should be full of love for ourselves and those around us.
Since leaving the conference Rachel has continued to be kind, leaving comments, tweeting out love and support, and being a friend.
We have much to learn friends. It’s about love. Pass it on.