Just a Drop or Two

April 26, 2013

I made oatmeal this morning.  It is a nice, healthy change of pace.  I like it.  To make it even better, Diane likes it when I scoop in a tablespoon of dark chocolate while it is simmering on the stovetop.  She’s right, the chocolate makes it even better.    Today I threw in another surprise.  When she sat down at the table this morning, Diane said, “Did you add peppermint?” Very perceptive! 

So, here’s the recipe….two cups of water…a shake of the salt shaker…one cup of oats…one tablespoon of dark unsweetened cocoa…and….TWO (just two) drops of peppermint oil.  Mmmm.


What are you working on right now where two drops of love will change the flavor?  Who are you interacting with where two drops of grace will change the conversation?  What frustrating project could use two drops of fun?  What relationship needs two drops of forgiveness?

Most of the time, we think we need to make large, sweeping changes to make something better.  Sometimes, however, just a drop or two of the right ingredient is all that is needed.  A smile, a nod, a handshake, a hug might be all that is needed.  A dollar, a phone call, a note, could change everything.  An affirmation, a word of encouragement (or Scripture) might be all that it takes to bring success. 

The next time you are facing an obstacle that looms large, look for a small solution.



Maybe, if you looked closely you would discover that you are holding seven loaves and a few small fish.





If this post blesses you, sharing it would bless me.


One Response to “Just a Drop or Two”

  1. Yummy!
    Great post….it’s the littlest of things that can change the flavor of a day. 😉

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