Life’s a Box of Chocolates


Life’s a Box of Chocolates

What if you thought of your life as a “box of chocolates”? That means you can get lots of different tastes – some nuggets are chewy, others have nuts, and then there’s even a soft creme that melts in your mouth! On the outside they look yummy and their shape gives a bit of a hint of what to expect . . . but it’s not until you bite into the candy that you find out if you like it or not.  

What if in life you had the courage to look at a new season as just another opportunity to try a new candy out of the chocolate box? 

When I turned 60 I decided that I was making it my “best decade ever.” Circumstances were not going to stop my enthusiasm to choose a new chocolate out of the box. I remembered a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt that spurred me on, too. She said, “Do something every day that scares you.” 

I always wanted to live in a “tiny house” and travel, so after a season of life with my elder father, I decided it was time to choose a “new chocolate” out of the box. I went for it. 

King Solomon got an opportunity to choose his candy from the box of life. He asked and God gave him great wisdom. In the end he came up with a pretty simple conclusion after many years 

“Enjoy your life and do good.” 

As you go through life, why not GROW through life and CHOOSE to taste a few more chocolates in the box. 

It always starts with deciding to trust God. You can ask God to help you choose a new path. Do not be afraid. Listen to your heart sing. And get used to the exhilaration of a new taste treat from the box of chocolates right in front of you! 

Enjoy your “Trust Trip Chocolate Life”


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