Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wisdom Wednesdays: Chocolate's Fortune Cookie

Long story short I love chocolate. Specifically, I like dark chocolate, and even more specifically, I like Dove dark chocolate, because each piece is like a fortune cookie, with a little advice (not winning lottery ticket numbers) on each wrapper. The other day while I was eating one three pieces, I got some interesting words of wisdom that I thought I’d share.

“Sleep late tomorrow.” <Scoff> I talked to Cooper about this and he spit milk in my face and told me “not for another 18 years.” Not going to happen.

“You should charge for advice.” Um, okay. I’ll start with my readers: I charge $5 per minute. Any takers? Clearly not going to happen.

But my last wrapper was so genius that I put in on my fridge next to a birth announcement. It was that special.

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” This goes back to what I believe everything comes back to: attitude. It got me thinking about those folks I know with incredible attitudes and outlooks on life, and one common trait among all of them is that they constantly focus on the good in life. Naturally, these people are happier individuals - content. They don’t have more happy things or less struggles in their life, they just choose to find joy in all things, and that in turn is contagious. People that seek the good in life naturally attract good things. I can tell you that I am definitely guilty of spending too much time focusing on the negative – maybe it’s the part of me that is always striving to be perfect better, but I do know that it's exhausting. This little chocolate nugget reminded me to flip the coin and find joy in all things.  Once you make “joy-seeking” a habit, I imagine that your cup truly will runneth over and leave you with one important feeling: gratitude.

I’m curious to know if you do anything to remind yourself to focus on the positive. What is it? I’d love to hear.

There is one thing I am for SURE celebrating lately, and he’s sitting in his bouncer right in front of me.

Who said chocolate only goes straight to your hips?




  1. Awesome post, where is the rss? I cant find it!

  2. rss option added on the top right. thanks for pointing it out. cheers!


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