Saturday, February 14, 2009

Chocolate Love or Toast Love?

Many people blow off Valentine’s Day as some Hallmark holiday, but I think it’s a great opportunity to take a break from our busy lives and appreciate ALL the love we have in our lives. To me, it’s no different than honoring our family and friends at Christmas with gifts, or giving special Thanks on Turkey Day for everything we have, or taking a moment on Memorial Day to remember all those who have fought for our freedom. It would be great if we thought of these things every day, but life gets too busy, so these mini-holidays are perfect reminders of what’s truly important.

If you’re one of the lucky ones who have found your True Love in life– I mean seriously, the one God had specifically designed just for you to meet, fall in love with, marry, and do laundry for for the rest of your life – if you’re one of those lucky monkeys, then this is not a day to take for granted. Love like that is what God intended for each and every one of us - some of us just have to wait a little longer than others to experience it. So, if you’ve found your True Love already, celebrate that today and do the laundry together!

If you’re one of those people who are dating someone and think that this might be the person you would like to do laundry for every day for all eternity, then maybe you too, have found your true love. But if you’re not sure, ask yourself this question, “Is this person chocolate or toast?”

Chocolate or Toast

For most of us, just thinking about chocolate can produce a physical and emotional response. We get giddy and excited just thinking about it. When we finally give in and have a taste, we find it hard to stop because we just can’t get enough – there's nothing else like it! When the chocolate is gone, we usually find ourselves dreaming of when we can have it again.

Now think of toast. You like toast, right? But I doubt that you crave toast or moan silently when you eat toast. Add a little butter and jelly and you’ve got yourself some tasty fiber, but I’m guessing your nights aren’t filled with dreams about the toast you‘re going to have for breakfast. And you know why? Because toast is just nice, but chocolate is pure magic! When it comes to love, you can either settle for the contentment of toast or hold out for the pure joy of chocolate.

So celebrate this Valentine’s Day by appreciating ALL the love in your life, giving a little love away, and honoring True Love by waiting for it!

Remember: When you’ve truly found great love, it won’t be like your morning toast, it will be more like chocolate fondue.


Jen said...

First of all...I'm "one of those". I found HIM. It wasn't in the way or place or at the time I would have expected it. Heck, I didn't even know for sure HE was the one until after we'd been married for a few years. But! I was just thanking God this morning as I baked in the tanning bed for leading me, in the most unusual of ways, to my perfect match. To the man who absolutely completes and complimentes me like no one else could. I couldn't fathom doing anyone else's laundry every day for the rest of my life.
And you missy--you are going to make someone the best chocolatly wife EVER! Some man out there--who is only remotely like toast--is going to sweep you off your feet one of these days and I just wonder if when you share your first kiss--if it won't taste just a bit like Godiva! :o)
As always I love your posts...but I am especially encouraged by your attitude of patience concerning your love life! It's something we don't see nearly enough of these days. Everyone is in such a hurry. I was just listening to Kate McVeigh this morning talking on the subject of waiting for the right "one". It was fantastic and she is a great example of a woman who is not settling for anything less than God's best. :o)

Teresa said...

Sheri...I totally enjoyed meeting are incredibly funny and have a super great personality. I've just started to read your blog so I'm here to IMPLORE you to not stop blogging!!!!! Please!!!!! :)

I LOVE your cooking blog and I'm learning a lot and I look forward to what else you'll share on there. Thanks so much for all your efforts there!