When you do get a box of chocolates, how do you go about eating them?
- Do you eat them one piece at a time, take small bites and savor each bite?
- Do you put a whole piece in your mouth and enjoy that mouthful of sweetness as you chew it before swallowing it down?
- Can you stop at one piece?
- Do you have to eat at least 2 pieces?
- Do you try to guess which piece is caramel with nuts?
- Do you eat half the box in one sitting?
- Are you sometimes disappointed in the 1st piece and use that as an excuse to have a 2nd piece to see if it is any better?
When I think of a box of chocolates, I remember the very first box of chocolates my husband gave me prior to our marriage. It was Valentine’s Day 1961 and we had only been dating for a little over a month. It was a beautiful yellow box that was so sweet and thoughtful. There was love felt with every bite. That yellow box is still among one of my most treasured possessions.
Why a yellow box and not a red box? The only birthday gift I ever remember my father buying for me was for my 16th birthday. It was a beautiful sunshine yellow blouse with pleated ruffles all up and down the front. My husband did not know where or when I had gotten that blouse. All he knew was that he thought I looked beautiful in it so when he saw that yellow box of chocolates on the shelf of the local drug store, he knew it was for me.
How did I eat that box of chocolates?
- I ate it one piece at a time, taking several small bites savoring each bite.
- I thought about my boy friend (at that time) with each bite and how he thought enough of me to give me a box of chocolates to enjoy. It was as though my love for him grew with each bite.
- I spread the enjoyment out over many days.
A personal note: Yes, I do share but it does distress me when the person I am sharing with takes the liberty to eat half the box in one sitting. Doing that takes away future enjoyment.
Make it Special
On the occasion when you do get a box of chocolates, make it special. Even though you know it is not necessarily healthy to eat a bunch of sugar, you can still enjoy it. Eat it right, don’t be a glutton, and it will give you a healthy lift.
It’s ok to have a little reward once in awhile.
Regardless of how you eat a box of chocolates, even if you eat the whole thing in one sitting, I just want to tell you “Happy Valentine’s Day!”
It might be fun for everyone to share how you eat a box of chocolates so go ahead, have fun, and share in the comments below.
Pat has been married to the same man for 52 years, is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandma to 8 grandchildren. Growing up in the country gave her a head start to living a healthy lifestyle. This grandma became interested in nutrition as a mother and for the past 27 plus years she has specialized in teaching others the importance of good nutrition. Challenges along the road have been many; her father overcoming congestive heart failure with nutrition, her husband's battle with GERD and avoiding a major heart attack, her daughter's battle with a brain tumor, her grandson beating Hodgkin's Lymphoma, her mother's stage 4 lung cancer, her mom-n-law's dementia, and others. Her goal is to empower the future health of others with wisdom, knowledge and common sense so they can have the BEST REAL HEALTH possible.
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