I have a regular chocolate habit. I buy a few packs of six from Hotel Chocolat most weeks, and keep them in my tin chocolate box.
I like to have a variety of chocolates on the go so I can choose precisely what I fancy – zingy lemon, rich macadamia praline, very dark coffee.
After Christmas I hadn’t managed to eat all of my (expensive) Hotel Chocolat advent calender chocolates, and so I added them to my chocolate box. However, they are still at the bottom. I eat the ones I like best first. The others sit patiently, and are not chosen.
I had the idea of making my box into a zen box of chocolates, by taking them all out of their packaging and shaking the box up. When I wanted a chocolate I could close my eyes and pick one out. The advent chocolates would get eaten up. I’d get whatever I got – just like life!
I had this thought a couple of weeks ago, but I still haven’t done it. I like to cling on to the idea that I can get what I want. Of course, it doesn’t really matter with chocolates – but learning to fully appreciate/engage with whatever life happens to throw at us starts with the little things.
Maybe I’ll do it tomorrow. Right now I could just do with one of those macadamia ones…