goes well with chocolates

January 19th, 2011

Some of the most profound truths come from the simplest minds and mouths.

The movie character Forrest Gump immortalized his mother’s homespun wisdom in the line, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” The saying is so pervasively repeated and unarguably true that my 11-year-old daughter, although she’s never seen the movie, quotes it to me regularly. Surrounded lately by the tasty snack buffets of holiday parties and bowl games, I arrived at my own recipe for sagacious living.

Life is like a five layer been dip. You always get out what you put in.

Everything you do well requires these five ingredients. Together, they deliver irresistible goodness and lasting satisfaction . . .

Taste and share the goodness! Continue reading this recipe for a tasty life and leave your comment at the Huffington Post.

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  1. This is great… the been, and bean (and being) dip.

    Comment by Jen — January 20, 2011 @ 2:08 am

  2. Dear Karen,
    You don’t know this, but you and your friend, Talin Dikranian fairly well saved my life. Or at least my sanity. In the course of two years, my daughter experienced a terrible accident that crushed and severed three fingers on her right hand (they are now re-attached), my father died, and I gave birth to my son, who is a wonderful but extremely challenging toddler. One day, while dropping off my daughter at preschool (she is in the same class as Talin’s youngest daughter), Talin noticed that I looked tired and I confided that we were going through a rough patch with my son. The next day, she handed me her copy of Momma Zen. Reading it was like breathing again and I cannot thank you enough. I have since bought my own copy, and a copy of Hand Wash Cold and I keep them on my bedside table and refer to them often. I doubt it will save your life, but if you’re ever seeking financial info in plain English, I hope my website will be of some help to you so that I can at least attempt to return the favor. It’s called http://www.financialrx.com.
    I wish you the very best in your continued cheerio road.
    Yours, Wendy Mihm

    Comment by Wendy Mihm — January 20, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

  3. As always, a beautiful entry, and great way to start my day.

    Comment by Swirly — January 21, 2011 @ 3:02 pm

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