Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates
Aug 7 2011
OK, so we’ve all (well most of us) have watched Forest Gump and can appreciate the title of this post: Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates. Although we know we will often bite into a chocolate with something we don’t like inside, we still seem to be taken by surprise if we don’t get what we expected. Thank goodness for chocolate maps/legends in real boxes of chocolates! I got some Lindt dark chocolate with orange flavor yesterday and was disappointed to discover it had almond slivers in it when I bit into it after dinner. My kids didn’t care for it either. I like nuts and I like chocolate but just not together. I recall Cadbury used to make a chocolate with orange flavor without nuts (or maybe I blocked the nuts from my memory) that I used to enjoy but I could only find it in England or Sri Lanka. I’ll tolerate a Snickers bar occasionally and I do like Reesus peanut butter cups, but I don’t like peanuts mixed with my chocolate.
I’ve lived an interesting life and sometimes I’ve had to tolerate the nuts in the chocolate of life. In the past, the flavor of those “nuts” has annoyed me so much that I had a hard time enjoying the chocolate. I’ve been known to spit out actual chocolate or brownies with nuts. I think with age and possibly loss of brain cells and taste buds, I’ve come to better appreciate the chocolate flavor in between the nuts and have done a better job of picking chocolates with fewer nuts inside. In real life, it’s virtually impossible to avoid nuts all together. However, in the grocery store it’s easier to find chocolate without nuts if you are paying attention and don’t have young kids demanding your attention such that you don’t have the time to read the fine print!
I have recently made a choice to pick a new chocolate from the box of life and it looks pretty and oh so delicious. I’m a realist so I know that when I bite into that gorgeous looking chocolate that I might happen upon some nuts. I’m anticipating a lot of gooey, yummy caramel inside and when I bite on the inevitable nuts, hopefully they will be tolerable, I can spit them out without anyone noticing, or simply avoid them…
Biting into this chocolate can quite possibly allow me to help change the world….Author: Aruni | Filed under: entrepreneurship, parenting, random stuff | Tags: cadbury, change the world, forest gump, life is like a box of chocolates, lindt chocolates, nuts, sri lanka | 2 Comments »