Try every chocolate in the box of life

Forrest Gump said that “life was like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.” Don’t ask me why this quote popped into my head today, because I truly have no idea. I have not seen the movie for a long time and I am in the middle of an extremely busy time at work. But the reason I brought this up today is because I actually have a different take on this. A box of chocolates is like life, but you usually have a small piece of paper that illustrates each and every chocolate in the box.

Now to compare this to life I look at it this way; You start with a huge choice of experiences in front of you. Some you know what they will taste like and you can actually already feel your mouth salivating with expectation. Some, are just not appealing although that is only your opinion, because in truth, you have never tasted it and you have made assumptions of what it would be like. And the rest neither tickle your fancy nor turn your stomach at the thought. So you sit and look at what your life opportunities are and you tuck in with careless abandon. My take is this, enjoy the things in life that you know you will enjoy. Try the things you are indifferent with because you never know when life can surprise you.

And finally, ask yourself this, when you finally come to the end and close the lid to your box, will you take one last look at the few experiences you decided not to taste, or will the lid close on an empty box in the knowledge you have a full life experience where you will know that you tried everything and you know what you like and what you don’t. Certainly is a sweet thought to ponder today. Have a creative day.


6 thoughts on “Try every chocolate in the box of life

  1. You gave me a lot to ‘munch’ on with your blog today! 🙂 It reminded me of a conversation I had with my son recently. He would never eat peanut butter and jelly sandwiches when he was growing up…he just didn’t like how they looked. He said a few years ago he was low on food supplies but had peanut butter, jelly and bread in the house for the kids. He decided to try it. He LOVED it! He told me that he was sorry that he hadn’t tried it when he was younger! lol Even lessons learned later in life are still good lessons. Everything happens in its own time. 🙂 My favs today are 1st one in 1st row, 1st one in 2nd row, 3rd one in 3rd row, middle pix in bottom row. 🙂


  2. Brrrr. It’s that time of year again, when the cold wind blows and we are blessed with plenty of snow… great excuse to drink even more hot chocolates!
    Hope you are staying warm and that this greeting finds you in good spirits!


  3. My perspective of this quote is that it might be unreasonable to buy a box that you didn’t know about (not all of them come with ID cards), yet you only have one life, so go for it. What I mean is that you should try something new everyday. You never know if you will like it or not. Just like trying new foods. Trying new things. Therefore, you only have one life, live it up!


    1. Give me box of chocolates and I can gauarntee you that when I close the box… there’s none left! Life can be sweet.


      1. Nicely said Seth. I spent a lot of time shying away from certain chocolates but realize now that you only miss out on life when you do that. have a great day Seth and enjoy the new things! Take care Alan.


  4. I always think about that box of chocolate as moments in life wherein no matter what the flavor is — mint, with nuts, dark, etc. there is always an element of sweetness and that is what we shouldn’t miss to appreciate!


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