Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are gonna get.......
How very true that statement is! You know those chocolates from the boxes are one of a kind, taste like no other. My favorite is milk chocolate with the chewy caramel center, how I love those. Far too often the paper that tells you what kind you are getting mysteriously disappears. So you think you are grabbing a milk chocolate filled with yummy chewy caramel that just about pulls your fillings out and you bite into this horrible coconut center or this bitter coffee cre'me. Yes, life is ironically like that. For the most part my life has been that milk chocolate with the caramel center, but every now and again my life has had a few nuts in the mix and few bitter sweet moments. As bad as those moments are, I would not trade those bites of bitterness for anything....you know why? Because it truly makes you appreciate the good stuff! Over the past few weeks, we have been faced with something which now hundreds of thousands of other people have been faced with....a lay off!! But what makes me think I am the person who should get all of the good chocolates....somebody has to eat the bad ones...right!! The Lord has been good and oh so faithful to us, his meek and lowly followers and you know what, for some reason He keeps sending down chocolates with caramel centers...which I don't deserve. What I am trying to say it that the bad times make you appreciate the good times and makes you appreciate those wonderful gifts around you, like you family and friends.. Life is good and I will gladly take that box of chocolates whenever it comes my way!!!
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