As Katherine Hepburn once declared, “What you see before you, my friend, is the result of a lifetime of chocolate.”
When I was 17 years old I worked in the mall at one of the best chocolate stores in the world. It was called (Daniel) Le Chocolat Belge and still exists in Vancouver, British Columbia!
That year I ate so much chocolate! While growing up my mom worked at a health food store and was very much interested in healthy eating and a natural lifestyle, so us three kids grew up with soy burgers, whole milk and carob instead of real chocolate. I always felt so deprived!!
When I worked at that store, I loved my job, became an expert at boxing gifts and used my wages to enjoy good chocolate.
It’s a lesson that I now share – don’t always deny yourself the decadent pleasures in life. Looking back in hindsight, I am so glad that I allowed myself to enjoy so many treats! I was young enough that I didn’t put on weight and was happily full of rich carbs. Now, that I am over 50 years old, truthfully, I don’t crave chocolate as much, and to be honest, if I enjoyed a milk chocolate hazelnut mouse it would go straight to my thighs! Lol
But you will never hear me agree with Author Judith Viorst –
“Strength is the capacity to break a Hershey bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces.”
― Judith Viorst, Love & Guilt & The Meaning Of Life, Etc
This memory is shared in my live podcast – more lessons I talk about:
• Materialism isn’t all it’s cracked up to be
• Sunday dates can be better than holidays
• Teach your children well
• Find a way to make your dreams come true
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