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.
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