Thursday, June 01, 2006

The power of chocolate...

I'm a writer - and that means I'm addicted to chocolate. Dove, Hershey, dark, milk, sugar free, you name it! Regardless of brand and/or calorie count, it's ALL good. (though I am partial to Hershey, as you can see in the picture!)

Ask any fellow ACFW member - they'll tell ya!

I think our chocolate fettish is a means of survival, really. As writers, we get more rejections than requests, more suggestions than compliments, and more "pats on the shoulder" than "high fives".

When at the end of the day, you've received not one, but TWO rejection emails, you do two things. Cry out to God and reach for the chocolate. Surprisingly, it works. Prayer, combined with chocolate, can do amazing things. Of course, prayer by itself is a powerful force, and all a Christian woman TRULY needs...but add a Hershey kiss or Dove bar to the factor, and, well - you're unstoppable.

God apparently understands this need I have for the smooth, creamy deliciousness of chocolatey calories...because only three days before I received my double-whammy rejections, I won a prize in Sunday School. Our teacher is FUN and even though our class ranges from ages 21-33, we still get giddy over awards like the kids in the nursey down the hall. I knew that Lazarus was Mary & Martha's brother, so I was awarded not just a Hershey bar...but a KING SIZE GIANT Hershey bar...

Dentists don't like writers...

8 comments:

Becky said...

Looks like you have the hang of this blogging thing down already, Betsy!

Good posts. I especially like the thoughts you shared in You Never Know.

BTW, I'm linking to your site. I'll want to be sure to come back.

Becky

Cathy West said...

Alas, I cannot be a member of the chocoholics club. Migraine.
However, I do slip on occassion and have a bite, or two, or three...
I will have to stick to my green tea and the occassional cappuccino...
But I will be in chocolate envy.

GeorgianaD said...

I wholeheartedly agree. But I'm still partial to Reece's Peanut Butter Cups. Yum yum.

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Anonymous said...

Chocolate accepts you the way you are. It doesn't care about how you look or smell at the moment. There's no need to wear a special outfit or a certain perfume. It doesn't matter if it's 3am on a weekend. It's available 24/7 when a hug isn't always available. Just like Jesus who also accepts us as we are. (Remind me of this the next time I get the blues, please.)