Thursday, March 22, 2018

SOLSC Day22 - More Words of Wisdom From Dove Chocolates





Slice of Life Story Challenge Day 22 -- More Words of Wisdom...From Dove Chocolates



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A few days ago, I wrote about some of the messages which are written on the inside of Dove chocolates. I’ve come across four more which were interesting enough to make me stop and ponder:


~~ Give someone a compliment. ~~
A person with good manners doesn’t need to be told that. But people lead such busy lives these days, that many don't stop long enough to think about doing such a simple thing. And so, the reminder is an excellent one. Have YOU complimented someone today?

~~ Take a cat nap. ~~
This message is valuable for all the people who have so many obligations and responsibilities that they don’t give themselves the breaks they deserve. It’s okay, you can allow yourself a few minutes for a cat nap. You really do deserve it.



~~ Show up without a reservation. ~~

Every minute of our lives doesn't have to be planned out. Do something spontaneous once in a while. You’ll be amazed at how good it makes you feel!

~~ Be proud of your age. ~~

Now THIS is a really thought-provoking message. So many people worry about getting older! All my life, I’ve seen people, especially those in their 30’s and 40’s, fret over turning a certain age, or getting wrinkles, or not having that youthful look any more, or whatever. Lots of people get downright depressed about it. Sure, it can be sad. But that’s the way life goes. We all get older, so we might as well embrace it! With age comes a lot of wisdom, which is a perk for sure. Would I rather be a youthful 30-something with lots of energy and great health but who doesn't know much about life, or a graceful (somewhat graceful?) 60-something whose body is getting creaky but who is so much wiser about life?  Some days, that would be a tough decision. But when push comes to shove, most days I’d choose my 60-something self. I am SO much wiser now than I was at age 30. I’ve had so many more life experiences. My life was very rich then, but it’s much richer now. I’m happy — and yes, proud — to be 62 years old. My mother passed away when she was 62, and if God’s plan is to have me turn 63 and keep going, then I will be honored to do so. Happily.





Wow.  Who knew that the Mars candy company could make me think so much?


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JudyK   March 22, 2018 


4 comments:

  1. I'm so happy I found this slice. First, you've given me a lesson plan idea for my general speech classes. Second, I totally get what you're saying about aging. I'm 59. You can see from my photo that I have a full head of gray hair, but I don't have many wrinkles. I like myself better now than in my younger years, but I do worry about time passing because I don't feel as though I know enough. Pretty much everything hurts (body parts, that is), but I don't let that slow me down.

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    1. Thanks for the comment, Glenda! Yes, there’s still lots to learn, but we know so much more now than we did 30 years ago, don’t you think? I’m glad you got an idea for a lesson! 😊

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  2. This is a great idea for a slice of life piece. What lovely surprises you discovered hiding inside of that Dove chocolate. (I rarely eat Dove, but now I think I have to look for it since I like this idea.) I think it's awesome that you stopped and thought about each message and its connection to you. Very, very neat.

    BTW: I'm a sucker for Snapple bottle tops. I love their factoids.

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    1. Stacey, I never drink Snapple, but I might have to change that — I didn’t know I was missing out on factoids! Thanks for the comment. 😊

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