What makes you feel loved?
Love is a lasting gift because it’s extended and shared. No one keeps love to themselves. It’s impossible. It radiates outward and is passed on when it’s received. It lives on beyond the initial impulse and goes on forever into eternity.
Kathy shared the recipe with me as we waited for class to start. She said,
I could make this and give it as a gift.
I agreed. It sounded delicious. Chocolate always sounds that way to me. Delicious.
She planned to go shopping for the ingredients that night. A little later, I saw her in the store. Tom and I were there grocery shopping. I didn’t expect to see her. I was pleasantly surprised.
I snuck up beside her hoping she wouldn’t see me. In my best fake employee voice I said,
Ma’am, can I help you find something?
We laughed. I’m funny, huh?
The following day she brought the mason jar in the picture and shared.
Here is the recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate followed by her recipe for love.
Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe
From Urban Relish via Kathy
- 1 pint jar with tight lid
- 1/8 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 c. powdered milk
- 1/4 c. sugar or firmly packed brown sugar
- Dash salt
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1/8 c. mini chocolate chips
- 1 or 2 dashes of cayenne pepper
- Mini marshmallows
- 1 c. hot milk or boiling water
Mix all dry ingredients together, except for marshmallows, and pour into jar. Top with marshmallows.
To make hot chocolate:
Remove marshmallows from jar. Place 1/3 cup cocoa mix in a mug and stir in 1 cup hot milk or boiling water.
Top with marshmallows.
To make more love:
The recipe she illustrated: share. How will you extend love? Who has extended love to you? A smile or nod, a piece of gum, taking the time to listen, acknowledging your presence. How did they and what will you share to give love and make more?
Giving makes more, like it did here.