I made this HP 97% Natural Handmade Soap the other day....I was feeling creative and was iced in for the day so I dusted off my trusty soapin' crock pots and went to work. I had plans.....big plans....I knew what I wanted, and set about creating it. And then.....
Well, lets just say (those of you who don't want to hear/read about faith and/or "religion" (gasp!) may just want to surf elsewhere, now....this probably won't interest you)... lets just say that God had different plans for this batch. Or maybe it was me who needed to be reminded of Who is ultimately in control?
I was going to make this the batch of a lifetime, with a fragrance that would be positively spellbinding...exotic, intoxicating....you get the idea....can anyone see P-R-I-D-E creeping into this scenario?
Anyway, I'm perking along...about 2 hours into the 3 hour cook....and I decide to add HONEY, as I usually do in my CP soaps. I mean, you cook with honey, right? I know I'll have to "watch it" so it doesn't burn, yada yada yada. But I love what honey does for my skin....it's such a great humectant, antibacterial, natural preservative...I just KNEW it would make this soap awesome...
How many time has getting cocky caused me "issues"? How many times have I had a "great idea" that caused me WAY more work and sometimes heartache? How many times did I have grand, prideful plans that didn't work out the way I thought?
The good news? The soap turned out really pretty, I think, and it smells like a Honey Graham Cracker. Not exactly what I would call "spellbinding", but that's o.k.
Things don't always work out the way I want....I can get mad a God about that, and I have, at times, -believe me. I've lost loved ones "too soon" in my estimation...."too many of them" in my estimation..... or I can remember Who is at the helm, and that he has a good plan for me. In truth, my "spellbinding life" is often times a "Honey Graham Life", (who's isn't) but I take comfort in the fact that the final outcome will be spellbinding!
Meanwhile, I'm choosing to enjoy the "graham crackers!" Would somebody pass the milk, please?