Let me begin by saying, no I am not about to convince you in any way shape or form that chocolate is going to cure your tennis elbow, or fix a leaky roof. What I will tell you is that many moons ago, the Aztecs started mixing up drinks with cacao and there is a whole lot of refinement and beauty that brought about the amazement of the pure delight exploding in your mouth when you eat a piece of chocolate today. I can say that some doctors get behind a moderate amount of chocolate daily.
Yes, dark chocolate is the best for you. It helps with heart health, depression, and a host of other things that justify in my head the reason that if dark chocolate is good for you, then milk chocolate must be good for you, too. It has calcium from milk , so therefore it does a body good, right! Oh and hey, if milk chocolate has calcium then white chocolate must be good too because its white like milk and isn’t technically really chocolate according to some people. I can sit all day and reason as to why chocolate is good for you. However, this week I decided chocolate is the thing I love because, well chocolate loves me back!
I have started a quiet love affair with chocolate. When the vacuum broke, I told chocolate about it. It held me wrapped in its warm silky taste and whispered, “Its gonna be OK, sweetie.” Chocolate is very reassuring. When the baby decided to take a header into the entertainment stand and got stitches, chocolate told me , ” Hey! You’re a good mom, you just told him to slow down. It’s really a Disney issue if you think about it, he thought he was a race car!” I thought, wow chocolate you could be a lawyer. When the phone screen broke, chocolate smiled and said” Oh you don’t want to talk to anyone now anyway, you’re too upset.” I decided then that chocolate is very perceptive of my emotions.
I’m not suggesting anyone go out and binge on chocolate to solve your issues, I’m not. I won’t lie to you either, I always have chocolate in my house. It makes me happy, and it tastes like heaven in any form. If I could have Chris Pratt and Keanu Reeves just hanging out at my house playing video games with me and cooking dinner that’d make me happy too, but I have chocolate. In moderation it is great for me. It lightens my mood, it makes me smile, it adds pounds on while I am trying to work them off. When it does that, chocolate always tells me I am beautiful and worth it though. Chocolate likes me curvy.
I am not even picky on the form I get my chocolate in. My darling hubby will occasionally bring me a candy bar. I have been known to whip up brownies and cake. I love the joy of it all. I don’t feel too bad, everyone has a decadent treat they love. Although it may not be a sweet, maybe your love is a dill pickle or sardines. What’s your secret treat that you love? I’d love to know.