"I have this theory that Chocolate slows down the aging process... It may not be true, but do I dare take chances?" --- Author unknown.
Grandbury is a quaint little town located in Hood County, Texas. On the Square are many interesting shops. The city, which was founded in 1873 is rich with history, and has many historic landmarks. The buildings are architecturally intesting; however it was this one, "The Art of Chocolate," that caught my attention!
TWO FAVORITE CELEBRITY QUOTES
"I never met a chocolate I didn't like," by Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) in Star Trek, The Next Generation.
"Life is like a box of chocolates... you never know what you're going to get," by Forrest Gump (Hank Williams).
THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS ABOUT CHOCOLATE
Chocolate has been around as long as I've been born and I have found that in my weakest moments, chocolate does the trick for me! I've often heard it said that making it a practice to discover what your strengths and weakness are makes you more attentive to your needs and wants in a critical moment. For years, I've seen, tasted, and was given chocolate Easter Bunnies, a heart shaped box of chocolate Valentine Candy, it was found in trick or treat candy, I was bribed with it, given gift boxes with chocolates and people tried to get me to forgive them their tresspasses by sharing a box of chocolate. My theory about chocolate is this, chocolate has nothing to do with age or maturity. You either like it, or you don't! It may or may not have nutritional value, but at the moment chocolate is melting in your mouth - who cares? Chocolate makes people happy - okay, for some, it may give them a toothache, but that just means others better hurry up and eliminate it so that chocolate is not a temptation to those who suffer from dental decay.
As seen on this building in Grandbury, chocolate is an art. One of my favorite paintings that I personally created was hand drawn in chocolate pudding and the best part was I could lick my fingers whenever I wanted without spoiling the painting :)
However the aging process occurs, why sacrifice chocolate if it makes you happy? The world is in economic and political turmoil now anyways. As far as I'm concerned, there's only one sure way to overcome stress and weaknesses and if chocolate restores energy and gives me pleasure, who am I to argue with a bar of chocolate or a big box of chocolates?
Today is Thursday and I am thankful for CHOCOLATE :)
Photo and written content by Patricia Feager, Keller Williams Realty, 2011. Copyrighted and protected.