Mediocrity and boredom are a symptom of lack of passion. So how do we find passion?
Passion is the excitement we feel when you’ve discovered something that we love. When we are passionately engaged in something, we are totally present. We are enlivened and focused. We forget our surroundings, ourselves, our struggles. We are connected with something larger than ourselves, something magical, something sacred.
We can discover this passion in anything from playing the piano, coaching soccer, serving a charity, a church, playing a sport., dancing, beading, gardening or cooking up a storm. The possibilities are endless. It doesn’t matter what we do as long as we take our passion and make it happen.
If we are going to create a life we love and live fully, a life that is acknowledged as a gift from God, we have to find something we love to be passionate about. Passion when practiced will consistently energise our lives and bring us joy. It nourishes and sustains us and will feed our souls.
Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Popsicles
Makes: 12 popsicles
Ingredients 8 oz cream cheese,
softened 1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup powdered Swerve Sweetener or erythritol
1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 tsp stevia extract
3/4 cup cream
4 oz high % cacao chocolate, chopped
Instructions In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese, peanut butter, sweetener, vanilla extract, stevia extract and heavy cream until well combined and smooth. Spoon into 12 to 15 popsicle molds (depending on size) and tap molds firmly on counter to release as many air bubbles as you can. Place popsicle sticks in the center of each (wooden sticks are preferable as they stay in the popsicles better). Freeze 4 hours until firm. Remove from molds by running under hot water or placing in a bow of hot water for 30 seconds, then gently twisting the sticks until they release. Keep in freezer until ready to dip in chocolate. Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and place in freezer. Set a metal or ceramic bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water (do not allow bottom of bowl to touch water). Add chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Dip a popsicle into chocolate about half way, then let excess drip off back into bowl (you can hold upright and twist to get some interesting chocolate drips down the sides of the popsicle). When chocolate is firm, place finished popsicle on cookie sheet in freezer and repeat with remaining popsicles. Notes Serves 12. Each serving has 6.4 g of carbs and 1.9 g of fiber. Total NET CARBS = 4.5 g.