I know what you’re thinking…You’re waiting for me to Forest Gump you and say, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” But no, I’m not going there. Oh, sure, I thought about it. But that would be too easy (not that there’s anything wrong with that).
The nice thing about assorted chocolates are that there are so many flavors, if you get one you don’t like, you can just throw it in the garbage. For me, it’s marshmallow. I can’t stand that gooey white stuff. All I can thing about when I bite into those is that song, “Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters.” Now that was a great flick.
Who doesn’t love chocolate? Theobroma cacao tree seeds, that’s where chocolate comes from. And guess what? Chocolate may have some beneficial effects when consumed. It may just be that chocolate reverses the aging process. Eat up, ladies. And it may reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and be a potent antioxidant. It may even lower cholesterol levels, prevent cognitive decline (hell, I may double up on my chocolate intake for that reason alone – I’m no spring chicken), and reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems. Plus, when you eat chocolate, it makes you feel good from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Eat up people!
Assorted chocolates are much like people. With both, we must choose wisely. You don’t want to end up with something or someone you don’t like. You may be able to throw out the chocolate not to your taste, but it may not be as easy to get rid of the person you don’t care for. Then again, chocolates as well as people, can surprise you. A lot of times, that can be a good thing. You can’t always judge a chocolate or a person from the outside. And nor should you. People and chocolate, who knew?
Oh, and guess what? Life is like a box of chocolates. Yeah, I couldn’t help myself. Sorry. Now, go eat some chocolate.