This post is dedicated to my parents. 🙂
For those still getting to know me as a blogger and as a friend, I must share one VERY IMPORTANT thing with you. I am whole-heartedly in love with chocolate. I love all shapes, sizes and flavors of chocolate. My most favorite chocolates are dark chocolate truffles and mint dark chocolates (just in case you happen into a Godiva store and want to get me a treat. JK). Another important thing I need to share with you is that Courtney Carol Tipton, me :P, will own and operate her own chocolate factory one day. Point being, I like to make a lot of chocolate references and analogies…this post being one. So bear with me. Haha.
Imagine a box of chocolates laying before you waiting to be opened and tempting your every move. This box filled with an assortment of delectable chocolates is just staring at you. It almost seems like it’s whispering to you to indulge yourself.
Now, imagine that each chocolate within the box represents different kinds of days in your life. We go for the chocolate of our choice unsure what it’s going to be like once we bite into it. Once we’re one bite in, we make the decision whether we like it or don’t like it. For me, that’s how life is sometimes. We are all faced with a box of life, and within this box we are presented with the days of our life. (I am obviously figuratively speaking because if I was literally speaking…that would be one enormous box. Haha.) We never know what the day is going to be like until we bite into it. Sometimes we find our days to be quite nutty while other days are rather smooth. Some days are just sweet while others are bitter. We have colorful days, fruity days, interesting days and the list could go on…But that is the best part about seeing life as a box of chocolates (thank you Forrest Gump for the wonderful analogy), we “never know what we’re going to get”. We just have to be prepared to take the day on one bite at a time, no matter how delicious or disgusting. 🙂
To my parents, I know that you have tread rough waters lately with issues at home, but never lose sight in the beauty of your box of chocolates. 🙂 I know that is super cheesy, but you know…that’s just me. I love you both very much, and wish more than anything that I could be there to take some of your burdens off your shoulders. You have been through so much this past year, and I just wish I could come across that perfect chocolate in your box to make your day! 🙂 With love, your baby girl.