Life is like a box of chocolates

You know the old saying, well maybe not old, but the Forrest Gump saying, "life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get."

This is true, but on a deeper level than is often thought about. I discovered this on Monday when I opened the lovely box of chocolates from my hubby for Valentine's Day.

When I get a box off chocolates, I know exactly what my favorites look like (it's the one where there are two in one hole and they have a toffee filling). I also know that two of the chocolates in that box I will not like, coconut and cherry filled. While I may not know which chocolates house the horribleness of coconut or cherry, I have an idea of the shape of them, so I proceed with caution, biting into them rather than popping them in my mouth whole.

Life IS like a box of chocolates. We know what we like, proceed with caution into the things we don't like. If we're playing life right we make good decisions as to when to go full force into something, devouring it whole, and when to take small bites out of caution.


  1. Very true!!! Oh, and I don't care for the coconut ones either. The cherry ones are ok...I actually like the cherry filling, but not the actual cherry. LOL

  2. I experienced this a couple days ago. My parents sent me a little bag of chocolates made in town and I would cautiously bite into each one to see if it was something I felt like eating then. Soon I had conditioned myself to seek out the chocolates that were a certain size or shape because I knew I would be happier with the results ;-)

  3. Great analogies, you really don't know what you will get in life, you just have to take everything one day at a time :)

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