Are You A Valentine Chocolate Surprise?
How may of us look forward to Valentine’s Day when our friends and family give us that wonderful box of chocolate hearts we love so much?
What do you think is the best part of getting those sweets? Eating them or guessing what flavors are inside? It’s a real choice for some of us to try to figure out which ones will be the best.
This Valentine’s Day if you get a special gift like a big box of chocolate candy, see if you can do this:
1. Choose a piece that you think you might want to try, but don’t eat it right away. Do you think you can do that?
2. The best part of chocolates is that they all hold a secret. Although all the candies have some dark and light chocolate on the outside, they all have different flavors on the inside. Some have strawberry, some chocolate, vanilla, cherry, nut, and toffee.
You name it, it can be hidden in that tasty little treat.
3. Can you really tell without pinching anything, what is in the inside of that treat? You can if you have x-ray vision but not most of us do.
4. Here comes the best part. Take a bite and find out what you got.
The Chocolate Connection
You know, most folks are like the chocolates you choose out of a Valentine box.
You just can’t tell who or what a person really is by just looking at the outside of them.
Pay attention how they look or how they really act toward you.
It really does not matter if you are an older person, adult, or child, tall or short, heavy or thin, what color or country you come from — these things that how on the outside of us do not really share the secret of who one really is.
By remember this, we have to remember to take steps to really get to know
how a person really feels or thinks or what makes them blue or happy,
what they really enjoy or not, and what they believe by getting to know them
on the inside and who they are.
Each one of them is just like that special chocolate.
They are made differently and have had life experiences that may make them just like us or very different. It does not make them strange or bad.
It makes them unique.
Here is a little story to help you remember the next time you see someone who is different from you and you begin to judge them from their outer shell.
Once upon a time, in a far-away land, three young men stopped by an old farm-house where a little boy lived. The men were thirsty. They needed something to drink.
They asked the young boy,” Do you think you could let us get some cool water from your well?”
The boy thought and thought. He did not like the way that the men were dressed and was afraid they were going to harm him.
But the boy said, ” I suppose you can. Please just help yourself.”
Well, after the men had taken their water, they began looking down the deep well.
This make the little boy very nosy as he never thought about looking at well bottoms.
So has questioned them, “What in the world are you looking for or at?”
The traveling men told him, “Don’t you know?” Goodness lives down in the well.
The boy was amazed. He had never seen anything, but darkness down there.
He asked the men, “Can you pick me up, so I can check it out for myself.“
The men boosted him over, so he could check it out for himself.The boy only saw the water below.
He only saw his own face. Disappointed he said to them,
“But that is only my face.” “That’s not goodness, that’s only my reflection.“
The three wandering men said, “Now you know where goodness lives.
It exists inside of you.”
The weary group then explained that goodness can be in many places at once.
– It can in the sky
— It can live on land
— It can thrive in the water
But where in the universe does goodness really make a home?
In the deep water well?
In the lap-top computer?
In your cell phone?
In the ipod?
Where in the universe do goodness and kindness live?
Well, do you know?
The answer is so simple. It is inside of you.
It’s not found in any machine, or toys, cookie, treat, or piece of chocolate.
Next time you look at yourself or others about you, remember to say, ” I’m looking at the best place where kindness and goodness do live.
It is found in the heart.
Like that special box of chocolates, take one piece of goodness each day and make it special for you and someone you love.
Take time to know your Valentine Chocolate Surprise.
Happy Valentine’s Day