Chocolate for breakfast is reality for those of us enlightened to the best way to start the day. Those intent on smiling their way through the morning despite setbacks, delays, and annoyances.
It helps, well, everything, to tickle your tastebuds before the blahs of the day set in, and sets the tone for finding pleasantness in the unpleasant.
I suppose about now you’re muttering, “But what about the calories?” Yep. Okay. That’s a good point. Calories cannot be ignored, but I’ve found that if I trade the allotted calories of my afternoon snack for my morning splurge, it all evens out. And the daybreak surge of energy and happiness I receive from my chocolate granola is soooo worth it.
As I write this, it is now 7:15 a.m. and I’ve just finished my two addendum-breakfast Lindt choco-bombs at my computer desk. (I can only keep two in my top drawer stash at a time or I’ll eat the whole bag.) They’re actually supposed to be my mid-morning snack, but hey, when you rise before 5 am, it feels like mid-morning by 7:00.
So I’m now smiling for no reason and to nobody. Just me and Papa God here. And He totally gets it. That’s the influence of magical beans. Cocoa beans. His greatest invention.
I intend to keep on smiling as I take my morning prayer walk (gotta wait until a) the dog drags out of his doggie bed and b) the sun comes up) and I’ll still be smiling when I rush to my exercise class where we bop our feet and flail our arms wildly while singing, “I’m an overcomer!” at the top of our lungs. Love, love, love it. I’ll bet every single gal in that class had her breakfast choco-fix too.
So that’s it. My guilt-free confession, explanation not rebuke, choc-tastic dream come true and invitation to join me, dear BBFF (Blessed Blog Friend Forever). Misery may love company but happiness revels in it!
Tell me, how do you keep a smile on your face before the sun rises?