Those who know me can tell you that I am not a “cook”. The kitchen is the last place you can willingly find me, but of course out of obligation < husband and two lady bugs that insist on eating everyday> I do spend a lot of time there. However, on occasion I have to admit that a good recipe catches my eye, and since it seems that recipes are floating all around social media, I get inspired to make my way into the kitchen and experiment. Because even us “non-cookers” have our occasional motivation!
So I’d like to share with you today a recipe you might find useful. I hope it gets you cookin’, though not necessarily in the kitchen. Please make a note of the following items that you will need for this recipe:
A pinch of Desire
½ teaspoon of faith
1 heaping cup of effort
1 ½ cups of persistence
- Any good cook can tell you that all good recipes begin as a thought before they ever hit the kitchen table. Have you ever had an idea, thought, concept, or something you’ve wanted to do but has never matured past the state of being just that; an idea? If you have, you’re in the right company. It is this idea that will be your “pinch of desire” in this recipe. Because every big plan starts off as a small idea first. Oh, and don’t let the “pinch” fool you. Some of the best recipes most important ingredient is the smallest in dose.
- And speaking of small doses, we will need to add ½ teaspoon of faith to our pinch of desire.
Faith, like baking powder, will act as our leavening agent in this recipe.
Once we put it into the mix, it will grow the dream. It will make our desire rise and reach its maximum potential. We don’t need a lot of it to begin with because
faith is one of those unique ingredients that multiplies itself.
- Once those two ingredients are mixed, set them aside and in another bowl add 1 cup of effort. You will need an electric mixer or you can mix it by hand. Keep beating the effort until all clumps are gone. You may get tired of mixing but keep going and give it all you’ve got. You must fully exert yourself and put in all your energy. Don’t mix it on low, make sure the setting is on high. (Warning: This is the point you may begin to feel like giving up because it no longer feels like fun but instead feels like work…keep pushing).
- While continuing to beat the effort, slowly begin to add 1 ½ cups of persistence. Mix it in at a consistent pace. Making sure that the persistence is equally measured and you are not putting in more at the beginning than at the end.
- Mix all ingredients together and put it in to bake. The temperature will rise and test your dedication, commitment, and patience. But whatever you do, do not pull it out until it’s done! Set the timer on, and when it goes off you will have taken a pinch of desire and turned it into an accomplished dream!