keithjennison March 28, 2009

Sometimes, when you have had a rough day and everything has seemed to go wrong and the tide seems constantly against you, there is just no better way to wash away the irritations, frustrations, disappointments and annoyances of the day than by treating yourself to a delectable treat. Chocolates sweets are a perfect choice to help improve your day or to give as a gift to boost someone else’s spirits and improve their day.

No matter what is going on at home, at work or at play, often the mood can be lightened and a mediocre day turned sunny by someone who has stopped at the nearby candy shop and bought a box of chocolates to share with whomever is around, such as family and friends, coworkers, or even strangers. Chocolate is by far the favorite treat of the majority of people around the world who have a sweet tooth and it is almost a language in and of itself.

chocolate chip cookies
It is well known that a smile has the same upbeat, happy and friendly meaning in virtually every culture and clime around the globe. Smiles can cut right across language barriers and speak directly to the heart. Bringing out a box full of chocolates sweets into a room can instantly brings smiles to faces and help create an atmosphere of warmth, openness and friendliness.

While it might seem a stretch to give so much credit to something so simple and wonderful, the fact is that you can observe a change in a room when someone walks in bearing chocolate gifts. Whether they are handmade chocolates from a favorite family recipe or expensive gourmet chocolates, these tasty treats can quickly and easily bring a spirit of joy and happiness into a room and can even help to set aside disagreements, sooth tempers and build bridges.

chocolates
All of this begs the question, would the world be a more peaceful and happy place if world leaders would gather around a smorgasbord of fine sugar free chocolates to discuss matters of global importance? Would truffles lead to treaties? Would chocolate chip cookies lead to compromises that could quell hostilities and bring those universal smiles to more faces?

Even if loading down our world leaders with gourmet gift baskets filled with a fabulous assortment of fine chocolates might not mean that all of the world’s problems will simply dissolve, candy bars or sugar free chocolates can make a difference in small ways in the average person’s life. Often the simple act of kindness embodied in splitting a chocolate bar can result in making a new friend and engendering smiles.

handmade chocolates
On a simpler and more personal level, savoring a few chocolates sweets at the end of a rough day can provide some of that sweetness that people need to enjoy at least every day. Many times when people face challenges and difficulties, it is the small and simple things that help them reset their determination to make tomorrow a better day. Something as simple as a little chocolate treat can be just the thing to do the job.