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Posted by on Oct 22, 2015 in Life | 1 comment

Chocolate Therapy

Chocolate Therapy

I cannot be the only one. If I am, then, all the rest of y’all are wrong.

Do you not have days when you are driving to work already frustrated because you are traveling at a snail’s pace and then (because you have nothing else to do) you find yourself noticing the shades of pink and orange and purple in the sky, and as you take a deep breath, you smile and say a whispered “thank you” to the Lord for the new mercies the morning has brought?OKC Sunrise

I had that moment this morning. I didn’t even know yet how much I would need a fresh allotment of mercy and grace. All day long.

Remember, I was driving at a snail’s pace. I had a full calendar of tasks today, and I HAD to get them done, not just for the deadlines looming, but because I had plans to eat at one of my favorite restaurants, and those greens and that catfish were my ultimate goal! So, I got to the office ready to rock and roll… and my computer was on strike. Full out, every program with a picket sign, STRIKE.

I sulked at my desk until superman appeared at my door.

I more than whispered another “thank you” prayer, but this one was thanking God for our IT guy. He is my hero; my new best friend. After I refilled his coffee cup (and mine… three times…) and he peacefully resolved the strike, we said our good-byes, and I started tackling my calendar.

By lunch time, when I should have made considerable progress, I was, instead, staring at a screen of .pdfs and .docs who didn’t play well with others.

My eye started twitching. My shoulders became tense. My tone became harsh. My patience wore thin.

I lost my glasses on top of my head, and I lost my paperwork in my paperwork. It happens. Don’t judge.

And then the merciful grace.

I got an “I love you” text from one of the best friends anyone has ever had. My .pdfs and .docs started holding hands. I got a little chocolate therapy.

I remembered the goodness of the Lord in even the little things. His faithfulness and His grace have chased after me even on the days when I was running — whether I was just running because I was busier than I should have been, or running away as fast and as far as I could go.

So, here’s what I’ll tell you on days like this:

  1. Say thank you to the Lord. –for something.
  2. Tell your friends you love them
  3. Chocolate therapy

Chocolate Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Chocolate Cookies (3 dozen)

What you need: a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer and large bowl, or large bowl and clean hands. Its your call. Cookie sheet. 350 oven.

 

½ C unsalted butter, softened

½ C granulated Sugar

½ C brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

(cream above ingredients together)

1 ½ C flour

¼ C cocoa

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

(mix with a fork until combined, then add to the wet ingredients and mix well)

½ C white chocolate chips

½ C semi-sweet chocolate chips

(fold in)

 

Drop rounded tablespoons full on to a cookie sheet and bake 12 minutes.

About The Author

Becky Wilson
Becky Wilson http://becksvintagekitchen.blogspot.com

Becky is a displaced child of generations past who longs for simpler times. She imagines a world where home-made isn’t a foreign idea, fast food is our last option not our first choice, gals' hair is tall, men use hair grease, and kids explore the neighborhood 'til supper time. Her goals include running a kitchen like her grandma did, raising two kids who love and serve the Lord, teaching people about good food and wearing perfect Victory Rolls in her hair. Maybe not in that order. You’re invited to ride a long on this journey through food and life by way of silly little blogs and pictures of tasty treats to try.

Becky Wilson has blogged 10 posts at wordslingersok.com

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