A Little Box of Chocolates

I came home a few weeks ago to find a box of chocolates on the counter in the kitchen. Of course, I was pleasantly surprised. Who were these from? The box was red and inside it had two layers of delicious chocolates.

I unwrapped the box and there I found a little piece of paper inside that had a picture of each of the chocolates and a description of what they were made of. It was a hard choice to pick the first one, I wanted to try them all!

A Chocolate Addiction

Some of you may know my powerful addiction to chocolate. I crave it every day and I will eat any variety and flavor. I adore the taste and not only that, but it also provides a little dopamine rush. A happy moment!

I have to be careful about buying chocolate because I don’t know when to stop eating it. I was in awe of this little box and how it brought me such joy. I find it amazing how a sweet treat can be such a pick-me-up.

Who Was it From?

So, where did this lovely little box of chocolates come from? It came from my dear mother. She put them on the counter for me to enjoy and I was so thankful. A simple box of chocolates made my entire day and was a reminder that someone cares. It was incredibly heartwarming and appreciated.

Spreading Kindness

I am now thinking of a little surprise to give my mom. It was such a sweet and unexpected moment, sometimes those bring the greatest joy!

Little acts of kindness from others mean so much to us, they make us feel valued, loved, and cared for. They are a welcomed gesture in an often-troubled world. Spread kindness and love to each other. No matter how small, it all makes a difference!

A Comforting Word

I was talking with my mom the other day letting her know that I had some concerns about the future. Normal worries like where we would all end up living, worries about family, just the uncertainty of the future in general.

That’s just it, the future is uncertain for everyone, nonetheless, my mother was a listening ear for me as I vented my worries. She listened carefully to what I had to say and then her response left me instantly feeling better.

My mom told me two things. One, “try not to worry about the future, we need to focus on the here and now.” Two, “everything is going to work out and it will be okay.” The first reply is something that we all know to be true, yet sometimes we need a reminder. The second reply is something that we don’t know for sure to be true, so why was it comforting?

Words have so much power over us, they can make or break us. When we are spiraling down and overcome with emotions, we look to what others have to say to calm our deepest fears. Those little words, “it will be okay,” meant everything to me at this moment.

Our brains work in mysterious ways, if we think logically, we know that it is not certain that everything will be okay. We can be positive, and we can look back on past experiences and realize that most of the time everything did end up being okay, but we know logically that this may not be true.

The words were comforting regardless. Why? Well, because someone told us so and we are more inclined to listen to others than we are to ourselves. Hearing it from someone else makes it a reality and brings back that hope that all is not lost.

For those of you struggling to make ends meet, struggling with mental or physical health, finances, feeling burned out, relationship issues, or issues related to work and unemployment, I want to be that person that tells you that it will all be okay, keep shining and going strong, it will all work out in the end. This is just a little roadblock and what is beyond this bump in the road is more beautiful than we could ever imagine!