Day 6- The Art of Wearing Your Fat Dreams
Do you volunteer your time for a charity, church, or other institutions? Does it bring you pleasure? Over the years I have learned not to be a “Spring Butt.” Let me explain. I used to volunteer for too many things, things that were out of my talent range. Things that I was “guilted” into. Or even things I did not like doing, but no one else was taking the job and someone had to do it. This left me frustrated, hurried, harried, used, and grumpy. Now when I am somewhere and the host asks for volunteers, I do not quickly spring from my chair screaming, “pick me!” While keeping my butt firmly planted in the chair, I first ask myself…
1. Is it something I am good at or enjoy?
2. Do I have time to do this?
3. Will it take time away from my family in a negative way?
4. Will I do it cheerfully?
When my church asked for folks to join the bake team, I did spring into action as this would be something I was good at, I did have time, would not take away from my family, and I would enjoy this kind of volunteer work. Although I did put boundaries on this little volunteer job as I have learned to do this on all volunteer jobs. I would try it for 12 months, and I would bake four times per year. This boundary is in place for me to make sure I do like it, and I do have the time. It also gives me time to volunteer for other tasks I enjoy, like school bake sales!
You will need…
Chocolate or Candy coating for melting and dipping
White chocolate for decoration- optional
Tasting Spoons or you can use Popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks but if you use lollipop sticks you will need to use the double stuffed Oreos (which I did not like as much as using the regular Oreos- the thicker ones took way more chocolate to fill the edges, broke more easily, and were harder to eat- or Zuzu and I are completely incompetent!) Some local ice cream parlors may be happy to sell you smaller amounts of tasting spoons, give it a try!
Dip each Oreo into the melted chocolate, shaking off excess chocolate as you remove the pop from the chocolate. Lay each on a parchment lined cookie sheet to set. Repeat with as many pops as you need.
Do you volunteer? What are some of your favorite volunteer jobs? How can you place boundaries on your volunteer jobs to create more time for other volunteer jobs, decrease feeling overwhelmed, or control being taken advantage. Please share your thoughts in the comments section.