Why are we so hesitant to share? Whether it’s possessions, money, ideas, time, compliments… our inclination is to hold on for dear life. To protect our supposed finite resources.
I work at a place where giving is the rule, not the exception. The unspoken tenet is “if you have something, give it.” Oh my, what a fruitful and beautiful tenet this is. Instead of draining resources, giving creates infinite possibility. It refills you even fuller than you were before.
Thanks to the inspiration of my “co-workers”, I am carrying this tenet into all corners of my life. I recently read this piece of wisdom: if your first instinct is to give something, assuming it is a reasonable thing to give, do it. It will only produce more fruit.
So go forth and give- give compliments, connections, hugs, ideas, possessions, flowers, smiles, an extra few minutes of sleep (giving to yourself is fruitful too!). It feels good, it generates good, it is good.
I am beyond excited to give this recipe to you. It is a staple in our kitchen. It goes on everything- oats, cereal, fruit, and a plain old spoon. It’s sweet without sugar, creamy without dairy, chocolatey without chocolate chips. Make it, love it, and then give the recipe to a friend.
Try it with a batch of simple Vegan Overnight Oats, and add sliced strawberries (they are especially fresh and amazing right now).
- ½ cup unsalted cashews
- ½ cup nondairy milk
- 3 pitted Medjool dates
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- Pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredient in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth. Store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
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