Today, I am finding joy in little lessons learned through everyday things...
I dislike brownies.
Never liked them.
But when I saw this strawberry Santa hat idea on the web,
I thought, hmm, I don't like brownies, but I like cute things...
Plus, I needed a dessert to bring into class the next day.
So I made brownies.
I must've let them sit in the oven for a couple minutes too long,
because most of them were not soft and chewy, but hard and chunky.
I learned a lesson through this little burnt batch of brownies: don't create what you dislike.
Creating what "sells" does not bring about the same impact or sense of satisfaction as creating something you truly love and enjoy. When you dislike what you are doing, no amount of popularity or support from others will help. At the end of the day, you'll feel burned out, and ultimately, the image/brand/business you sought to create will suffer. And you'll be back at square one.
Notes to self: Be who you are made to be. Be creative. Be humble. Make the impact that you were made to make. God is already at work in you, so do what you're doing faithfully and wait on the Lord to do the rest. Look to Him for guidance. Allow yourself to be encouraged and inspired by others, but always remember that it's God who will complete the work in you. Look to Him, and in due time, you'll be the one inspiring and encouraging others.
About the brownies, I ended up baking a second batch, and they were great. But I'm thankful for the lesson I learned through the burnt batch. :)
*Much thanks to Inna, my writing expert friend, for her advice with this post.