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Monday, May 8, 2017

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates

I did like the movie "Forest Gump" and I recently
thought of the phrase he used, "Life is like a box
of chocolates. You never know what you'll get."

I often think of that when I see a new born little baby. The parents are so
shiny-eyed with the grand expectations for this little bundle of humanity.
But it doesn't always turn out that their dreams are realized. It seems to me
I heard that one out of 50 babies is expected to be autistic. That is un-
believably high. Don't hit me over the head if I'm wrong on that number.

This short post isn't going to be a "downer." I don't care for downers.
What's the opposite, "Uppers?" I like uppers. Even though Forest was in
the "so-called slow category," his mother wouldn't allow him to be
treated in any manner that was different from any other kid. Then Forest
went on to have all these wonderful experiences in life.

When you think about that box of chocolates, everyone gets excited over
the anticipation of choosing something that will taste especially sweet
but what it really is, will not be known until we take that first bite.  It's
iteresting to watch a person's hand wander over the top of all those
yummy looking pieces of chocolate nestled in their little wrapper bed,
just hoping the fingers will pick up the one they like.

What if we don't like the chocolate we pick. Well, that's tough.
Here's hoping we got just the piece we wanted.

24 comments:

  1. As the negatives in life and we all have them. But I believe the postive beats 10 fold.
    I also enjoy the movie "Forest Gump"
    Coffee is on

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    1. Dora
      It's always best to shake the blues and bring on that vibrant color in life.
      That movie of Forest Gump could teach us all a lesson about life. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. What ever you pick you have to finish it. I hate those rule breakers who simply put back the half-eaten piece if they don't like it, and grab another one.

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    1. joeh
      Yucky to find a sticky old half-eaten piece of chocolate. Extremely gross and Miss Manners would not approve. LOL

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  3. Excellent way of expressing your thoughts!!! Well done.

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    1. Hootin Anni
      Thanks from one who knows where all the good chocolates are hidding. Often we just know in our gut which are the good ones.

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  4. I mean really, is there such a thing as a bad piece of chocolate? I haven't found one. Some I like better but all are good.

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    1. Patti
      Spoken like a true chocolateophile. Never a bad chocolate.

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  5. Yep, just never know what chocolate you'll get or what type of kiddo will pop on out haha but have to buck up and keep on keeping on.

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    1. Pat
      Yup, parents would like to mold their kiddos into acchivements that they had missed BUT not the way it works and makes for unhappy kiddos. There, you are using that phrase I like.... "buck up."

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  6. Ah, this is true. If you only pick out what you know you're going to like, you only get what you know. It's more fun to explore and discover new things you never thought you'd enjoy.

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    1. Liz
      Yes, why play it safe all the time with the vanilla creme. Once in a while break loose and pick that spicy nutty piece laced with kahlua.
      Why Not?

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  7. Don't your chocolates boxes have little pictures inside the lid with flavour descriptions? most of ours do and those that don't have them on the bottom. So if you want the strawberry cream, you check the pictures to see what it looks like.

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    1. River
      Yes, I've seen those pictures on some chocolate boxes. Wouldn't it be easy if life came with a little colored map telling us which way to go or warning us of pitfalls. Especially when one is older..... like me, for instance
      .....I look back and say, "Dang, I wish I'd known that."

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  8. I'm one of those people that never gets the chocolate she wants. But oh well. I try to deal with the cards I'm dealt. Hope you are doing well, Belva.

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    1. Murees, My Dear
      I know.....sometimes you feel like a fish out of water, but we all do feel like that at times. Look at all you've accomplished recently. You are a champ with those cards you got dealt.

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    1. Vineeta
      Truth and beauty, The two things most of us seek, just as you do in
      your trekking.

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  10. I like uppers, too. No, not the ones that come in the shape of a pill, but I'm with you: uppers beat downers. Did you know that when a kid is born, that kid doesn't know what s/he's gonna get? ;)

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  11. Blue Man
    Up, up and away.
    When I believed in re-incarnation, I believed the child chose the parents so it could fulfill it's karma. But now, since I'm nearing the end of my karma, I don't
    know what I believe in anymore. LOL I guess THAT was my karma. Haha

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  12. Life is definitely like a box of chocolates. I think you hit the nail on the head though with the Gump example. If our unexpected surprises become our biggest joys there are no unhappy endings. :)

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    1. Rosey
      Happy endings for everyone. Like ordering "ice cream" for the room. Set
      em up, Joe. Haha Who knew that Little Orphan Annie would find a forever
      home with Daddy Warbucks. Now she can buy a new dress but I still prefer the red one.

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  13. I liked the Gump movie very much and I like this post. Thanks for the reminder about chocolate.

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    1. Paula
      Thank you. You know, I've always been grateful for my parents and the fact that I was a depression baby. It made me a survivor. But lately, I've heard many people around my age, wish they had been born 20 years before their actual birth. Times now seems more uncertain and as I look back (after WW2) it felt like we knew where we were headed.
      I always enjoy your visits.

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