It’s okay to be mad, sad, angry at the world – just remember not to let it take over yourself and your well-being. Be productive, be pro-active, protest, or sit quietly and meditate. Do what you need to do for your well-being and peace of mind.
My choice – surfing the internet for trip planning. It puts me in a good place, dreaming of far away places to visit.
Don’t despair – life is going to get better. It always does. Look for that rainbow!
1 package chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreos), crushed
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 package cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons cold milk, divided
1 tub Cool Whip
1 package Instant chocolate pudding
1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips (either semisweet or milk)
Add 36 chocolate cookies to a large zip-top plastic bag and crush until fine crumbs form.
Transfer crumbs to a large bowl. Stir in melted butter. Transfer the mixture to a 9×13 baking dish. Press crumbs into the bottom of pan. Place in refrigerator to chill while working on other layers.
Mix the cream cheese with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar and 2 tablespoons milk and mix well. Stir in 1 1/4 cups Cool Whip. Spread mixture over cookie crust.
In a bowl, combine chocolate instant pudding with 3 1/4 cups cold milk. Whisk for several minutes until pudding begins to thicken. Spread mixture over previous layer. Allow the dessert to rest for 5 minutes so the pudding can firm up further.
Spread the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Sprinkle evenly with mini chocolate chips. Place in freezer for 1 hour or in refrigerator for 4 hours before serving.
What have I learned from living with my parents for the past three years – patience is a big one. I need more patience now than I needed when I was teaching kids. I have learned that, even though I am surrounded by negativity in my life, I do not have to be negative. I am stronger than that and know that there is something good in everyone and everything.
So, remember, no matter what you face each day, you can be strong enough to overcome whatever comes your way. Just keep thinking positive!