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.
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!
Life can take us on a journey in many different directions. There are good days, bad days, and days in between.
One thing that I love to incorporate in life is having something to look forward to, this way no matter what is going on in my life or what kind of day I have had, I can keep my eye on something that will bring me happiness at the end of the day.
Things That I Look Forward To
It varies what I end up choosing to think about to get me through the day, week, or month. It may be as simple as getting some ice cream or something bigger like looking forward to an event that is coming up.
Having things in mind that bring us happiness is a great way to keep a bad mood at bay and help us stay motivated while having a long day at work, school, or just in general. When I was working, I would think of a piece of chocolate that I was looking forward to enjoying and also my favorite TV show.
As you go about your day or week, try to think of a few things that you can look forward to when you get home from a long day. It may be a hug from your significant other, a hot meal, a dessert, a movie while relaxing on the couch, it might be a good book, a walk, spending time with pets, or even taking time for yourself to write. Whatever it may be, pick something to focus on and see what a mood booster this can be in your life!
How could something so small bring us so much joy? Yet, the simple and little things in life are what sometimes makes us the happiest. The smell of pumpkin pie reminding us of the holidays, the snow falling down, the sun on our face, a dessert, a sweet message from a friend, the little things in life bring us so much happiness.
My mom was making her delicious chocolate chip cookies the other day and I enjoyed every bit of them with a cold glass of milk. Chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert ever, so simple, yet so delicious and amazing. I was thinking to myself how something as small as a cookie could bring so much joy and be such a pick-me-up. Often the little things in life are attached to memories, which makes them even more special. What is your favorite dessert? What are some of your favorite simple pleasures!?