August 08, 2023
You are in for a real treat today, for this message comes straight from Mike (the Candyman), himself.
If we didn’t say so from the start, about halfway through you would have realized it wasn’t from Brock, because he doesn’t own a hammer and we never let him repair or build anything. 😉 Absolute Truth!
Okay, let's dive into something deep. Do you ever find yourself chasing that elusive thing called peace? Hey, no shame, we've all been there! But here's a little secret sauce I want to share with you - it's all about embracing the process!
I am a bit of a control freak, or maybe to describe it better, a perfectionist. There is a process for everything and everything has a foundational process.
In other words, there is a right way to do something (usually mine 😊) And that way done correctly, will achieve the optimal result.
Take the dishwasher for instance. There is a right way to load the dishwasher to achieve;
A. the maximum capacity of dishes to be washed
B. the best clean.
The manufacturer of said dishwasher created a manual based on the design and engineering of this machine to inform us of this process and yet, some people in my family just throw the dishes haphazardly into the dishwasher with no semblance of order or reasoning. With a total disregard for the process and without a care in the world of how the dishes are supposed to go.
They figure the dishes will still get clean and you know what? They’re right!
My happiest times in my life are when I work with my hands, building and creating. Whether I am remodeling a house or building a craft, or even making new candy recipes; this is where I find the most peace.
Scratch that, it is not usually in the project but looking back on it where I find the most peace.
Why? Because often time in the process, I am frustrated, defeated and angry that something, some part of or the entire project is failing. (Did I mention I was a little but of a perfectionist?)
My expectations are one thing and my results are another. So, I have to re-group, re-do or re-start. I have to let go of the outcome and focus on the process and when I do that, that is when peace sets in.
Have you ever just let go and let the process take over? Knowing that if you do A,B,C, if will lead you to D? Even if you are unsure of what D is? Oh and sometimes, if you skip C, it will still get you D, just not in the way you expected.
For me, Peace does not come when I have control, it comes when I no longer need control.
I can’t control my circumstances, but I can control my response to them.
I can’t control the actions of others, but I can control how I choose to let them affect me.
I can’t control the outcome, but I can control the process.
So today I encourage you to find a little peace by letting go of the outcomes. Focus instead on the process and the little joys that shape our days.
Be in the moment, dance to the rhythm of the process, and leave the results to God.
Let the rest flow like sweet candy in a river of life.
Mike – aka The Candyman
P.S. As we approach National Son & Daughter Day on Friday, August 11th, let's cherish these seemingly minor yet significant occasions, serving as gentle reminders to nurture our family relationships before the hustle of back-to-school and the full swing of fall activities engulfs us.
At dulci sweets we are a family-owned business that will fight darkness with light, Fear with Faith, Hate with Hope, and create Goodness meant to be shared.ORDER SAMPLE BOXES