When I found out that THIS is CHOCOLATE DAY, I was instantly happy! Who doesn't like chocolate? Right? Please tell me you do LOVE chocolate!
And what is your favorite kind of chocolate? Dark, Milk, White, or some wonderful combination of flavors covered in chocolate? How about chocolate covered peanuts; almonds; hazelnuts or malted milk balls? Do you prefer Fannie Mae? See's? Hershey's; Nestle; Ghirardelli? Belgian; American; German or another? Do you ever dream of choclate? What is the best chocolate treat you've ever enjoyed?
I could go on and on...and on.... about chocolate...it always makes me happy!
There is a chocolate factory in Chicago which fills the air with the most heavely aroma. I just love driving by that area...it is as if I've entered a chocolate ozone!
As I pass through this area, inhaling deeply, I notice a strange phenomenon....I'm Calm! So incredibly calm. As I glance out my window...left, then right, I see the most pleasant expressions on the faces of my fellow citizens. It is as if they are in a state of limbo between here and heaven...floating on a chocolate cloud! I feel that way too! I drive as slow as possible so that I can linger and breathe in this heavenly aroma for as long as I can. Oddly enough, as I inch my way down the avenue, I realize that everyone else has slowed down along with me...not a single horn beeping at me to move out of the way...not a single gesture telling me which way I should go...not a frown to be found! This simple pleasure of chocolate...wafting through the air...has us spellbound...all of us!
As I turn the corner...the aroma dissipates...now what?! Accelerating to move out of the way of the impatient drivers who obviously did not come from the same direction, I decide I MUST circle around the long city block to re-live the out of body experience just once more before I return to reality! Ahhhh Chocolate! It's CHOCOLATE DAY every day on this side of town!
Perhaps this just a glance of what heaven will be? Oh please God, let there be chocolate in heaven!
(I'll be sure to recognize my favorite indulgence again! There are several days set aside to celebrate and indulge in chocolate: Chocolate Day on July 7th & National Chocolate Day on October 28th; and…World Chocolate Day on September 4th. There is always a reason to celebrate chocolate!)