Have you ever wondered why they even use the saying life is like a box of chocolates? Think about it? You take a bite of a piece of chocolate. You don’t really care for it. So what do you do? You throw it in the trash! So are we saying its OK to take something we don’t like and throw it away?
Maybe someone hurt you; your spouse isn’t meeting your needs, or maybe you haven’t been your best. Do we just throw them out? Sometimes in life we bite into things that look good and as you get a taste, it begins to change. So seriously, why is life like a box of chocolates?
I get it we never know what we are really getting, but with chocolate we can just throw it out. With people, experiences, and situations, you can’t always throw them out.
Lets talk marriage…..(now that’s a big box of chocolates). The first few pieces are amazing and you cant get enough. Then, life happens, and your pieces aren’t as amazing. So what do you do? Eat them with a grimace on your face? What happens when you get to that piece you really dislike?
Lets be real. We are going to dislike things about our spouse. But do we just pitch the last few years because of one piece? NO, we learn to work through it and eventually that one piece of chocolate (habit) we don’t like isn’t so bad. We find a way to enjoy it or we figure out as a couple a way to make it taste better for both.
I’m not saying that if you are in an abusive, or unhealthy relationship, that you continue to “eat” the chocolate. Just put the lid back on the box of chocolates and move on.
What about friendships? Talk about a box of chocolates, with extra nuts! Probably one of the most challenging areas for women, is learning to enjoy those friendships for who they are, and not for who WE want them to be. I am by no means saying that you have to be friends with everyone, but we don’t have to be mean. And just because you don’t sync, you don’t have to throw them away. Place that piece of chocolate back in the box because someone else may really like that one.
So what happens when we take a chance? We bite into one that is more then we can handle? Do you throw the opportunity away? Do you eat that piece slowly and take your time? It is possible that piece may start to grow on you. That nougat inside the chocolate you always hated actually tastes amazing, and now the best piece you ever ate.
Life is Sweet
Life is so much more than a box of chocolates; and though many times we bite into a piece we don’t like, our first thought is to throw it away. What if you gave that little piece a little time to grow on you? You truly never know what some one, or something, might do for you.
Inside each of those chocolates holds something unique, special, and utterly amazing. We don’t have to like them all but learning to enjoy them and swallowing the good with the bad is so much sweeter than throwing an entire box of rich sweet chocolates in the trash. You never know, you may end up eating the entire box of chocolates with a smile on your face.