But I also had the chance to listen to a few podcasts and make a few batches of healthy bites. I love turning on podcasts while cooking/baking. It’s the dork in me shining bright! One podcast I came across was a sermon about how we affect others. Yes, people notice our words, our actions, our tone, our lifestyle.
So what? Big deal. Why Should we care? Well, my thoughts exactly. If someone doesn’t like the way I act/live, that’s their problem. Right? Then these words were spoken and my ears perked up like a dog fixating on a noise. I rewound the podcast, listened again, and took it all in. One.Word. At. A. Time.
“Because the truth is, if you come in contact with someone you either leave them feeling better about themselves or worse, but you never leave them unaffected.”
Did you get that? Ya, no matter what, you leave an impact, or rather an impression, on someone. It’s up to you to choose how. I honestly can say I never really thought about that. Call me naïve, call me blind sided, call me whatever. BUT this opens up a whole new world to me and I find myself asking these questions.
- How do I speak to others?
- How do I show respect (for myself and others)?
- How do I show genuine care?
- Do I show compassion, gratitude, and love?
Maybe these are rhetorical questions for you? Maybe you already notice the way affect others (positively). No need to overthink, just take it in. Ya know?
Speaking of how we affect others….The Great Fundraising Act is Live!! And Susan is on twitter today sharing her story (1-2pm Eastern Time). Check it out with the #TGFA hash.
I’m auctioning off some Healthy Bites, but though I’d also share a recipe from a previous flavor so that you all can make them at home.
The Breakfast Bite
These bites remind of my favorite breakfast growing up. Cinnamon Raisin Oatmeal.
- 1 cup packed organic raisins
- 3/4 cup rolled oats (gluten free)
- 3 TBSP honey (add more if needed)
- 1 serving vanilla protein powder (vegan, whey, etc.)
- 1 cup brown rice crispies
- combine raisins and brown rice crispies in food processor. Blend until raisins are chopped well. Then add oats. Pulse all together until oats are somewhat chopped and blended in. Transfer into a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Mix thoroughly and then roll into balls. Store in freezer or fridge to keep fresh. Makes around 20-25 bites.
Nutrition Stats per bite:
- Calories 42; Fat 0.3g; Sat. fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 5.6mg, Carbohydrates 9g, Fiber 1g, Sugars 5.7g, Protein 1.5g
Look good, right? That’s because THEY ARE!!!
Cheers to a GREAT Monday! I’m off to bid!