Today's post is in conjunction with the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour: a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds, and locations. Check out the post before mine in today's hop - SCATTERED MUSINGS - and the one right after - LIFE THROUGH LUCYLASTICA'S LENSE - as well as all of the other thoughtful bloggers on TODAY'S TOUR. Happy Treasure Hunting!
The treasure we call family isn’t all that different from pirate booty, if you think about it; we’ve got mostly priceless, sparkling gems, but there are also a few pieces of precious silver tarnished almost beyond recognition, and a handful of fake coins thrown in the mix as well. But pirate treasure can be boxed up and stored, hoarded and preserved for eternity. Family’s a bit more like Nestle Treasures; not meant to be buried and hidden, but shared and enjoyed.
Yup, if Mr. Nestle and Forrest Gump had a baby, the youngster would surely say, “Family’s like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’ve really got in there.”
Like chocolates, some of your relatives are most certainly delightful inside and out; others may look plain, but conceal delicious surprises; others still may be beautiful to look at, but so hard on the inside that you could crack a tooth on them. (Note: you can avoid such painful snacking situations by poking the bottoms of chocolate candy to investigate before diving in, but family members don’t seem to take that quite as quietly as food products do.)
Sadly, also like Nestle Treasures (a product line the company divested in 2008), people don’t last forever, and so the only way to realize the true value of your loved ones is to treasure them every day. So go give some kisses (sloppy, Hershey’s or both!) to someone you love right now. :)