SLAPPED IN THE FACE BY EASTER!!!
First thing in the morning and more than a little bit hungry I was not mentally prepared for the overwhelming displays of chocolate eggs, chocolate bunnies, chocolate high heels ( ??? really?), chocolate in all shapes, sizes, shining away like a beacon to an addict caught in the storm of life.
As I navigated the siren call at the end of every aisle, to get to the milk WAAAAAAAAYYYYYY at the back of the store, I came to a realisation.
I am stronger than chocolate.
I am stronger than chocolate because I do not melt under heat.
I am stronger than chocolate because I maintain my form under pressure.
I am stronger than chocolate because it NEEDS me to eat it to fulfil it's purpose, yet I do not NEED to eat it to fulfil mine.
I am stronger than chocolate because I have a mind and willpower to make a decision to not eat it, where chocolate has no choice in the matter.
I can offer comfort to another person for a lot longer than a chocolate can, won't make you feel guilty and I won't charge you $2.57 to do so.
So, being a strong, empowered reformed chocolate addict, yes, even to the allure of the Malteser bunnies, if I want to continue being strong, why would I feed myself something that is so weak and useless to me? That is of little value and does not continue to empower me?
Hell yeah, it is!
So now I think I will ask myself before I buy a treat or a snack....is it strong for me? Does it have some value to add to me? Is it worth eating, and will fuel me to bigger and better things?