Thought For The Day #1 – The Importance of Chocolate

A while ago, I was given a list of quotes and thoughts that I really have enjoyed. So, I decided to write a little bit on them. So, here is the first of a few shorts blogs on items that move me. The one for today is “Chocolate won’t solve anything but it’s a fine place to start.”

One year, we enjoyed making treats for our loved ones – fudge, chocolate covered pretzels and cookies.

I have to agree with that. I really like chocolate — especially dark chocolate. My favorites are with mint or with sea salt. Ghirardelli is the best, at least in my opinion. For milk chocolate, I like Hersey’s — either bars or the kisses.

When I was a teenager, I was allergic to chocolate and a few other foods. That was tough but I found alternatives instead. I liked carob, well, sometimes. My favorite dessert back then was vanilla ice cream with strawberries.

Now that I can have chocolate again, I tend to like vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce. And, on rare occasions, with strawberries. I also like chocolate mint ice cream. Not being able to have chocolate was tough but I somehow managed. Not sure if I could do that now.

Chocolate can be a comfort food for me — with a favorite piece of cake or a cookie with a cold glass of milk. Or fun with s’mores made with loved ones over a fire. Or a cup of hot chocolate with popcorn while watching a movie.

Or it can be a small slice for a job well done on the food I have eaten/or not eaten during that day. Or it can be a birthday cake that you enjoy with family and friends. Or a sweet treat out with a loved one.

From the movie Chocolat, the lead character guessed each villager’s favorite. She was usually correct. That is a lovely movie with great treats and some themes about life and how to treat others.

What is your favorite chocolate? Is it comforting to you? Is it something you have to avoid? Or is it something that brings up fond memories for you? I’d love to hear from you. Blessings to you and yours.

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