Sunday, February 8, 2015

Sweet Word Sunday: Sweet & The best brownies inthe world!

This Sunday the word sweet resonates with me deeply. As I looked up the definition of the word swet there were many definitions. A lot of them referred to sugar (duh!). But this is what stood out in the noun tense of the word "something pleasant to the mind or feelings".

Are you sweet in your thoughts? Are you sweet in how you are feeling? Let's talk for a minute shall we? Go grab ya something to sip and while we sit and chat... it is my hope that by the end of this post we both will be a bit more sweet in our countenance.

How you think in your mind .. always produces more than just a thought that no one can hear. In fact whether you know it or not the thoughts you spend time and energy on will always be evident to others. No they can't read your mind, but they CAN read your facial expressions, body language, They can read between the words spoken because of your tone, words used, and the voice fluctuations.

Now, if you are a sociopath  you might be able to work around this but the majority of us are not sociopaths. We are human. None of us are perfect. But we have got to start realizing that our thoughts produce feelings that produce actions which in turn results in some kind of outcome. When we realize we are more transparent than we often would like, maybe just maybe we would take more responsibility for those "hidden" thoughts we have.

We are often told that we can't change the way people treat us, what impact they have on our lives but I would like to think, and influence you to think differently on that. We CAN change that by changing the way we think, feel, act, and react.

Take a jug of lemonade. It isn't "born" sweet. It's lemon juice and water. Something magical happens though when you add just the right amount of sugar! We are like that lemon juice and water. We must take the time and effort into adding just the right amount of sweetness. I can guarantee you that you offer someone a glass of lemon juice with water, and another glass of the lemon juice, water, and sugar they will reject the one without the sugar.

Start your new week off sweetening up those thoughts and watch what happens!

Now... onto the best brownies in the world. These are rich, moist, and really the easiest thing you can whip up because it uses premade brownie mix.

1 box of Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
1 box of Chocolate fudge (Mocha fudge or Milk chocolate) Brownie Mix
Eggs (as needed on both boxes)
Oil (as needed on both boxes)
Water (as needed on both boxes)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup mini chocolate chips
1 container Chocolate Icing (or  homemade)

Preheat oven to 350. Spray a lasagna pan (or the largest pan you have that is not a cookie sheet) with nonstick spray. Mix all ingredients together except for the icing and pour into pan. Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Turn pan and bake for another 20 minutes. Allow to cool completely and frost brownies. These are GREAT on their own with a cup of milk or coffee or topped with ice cream!


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