Give it up? That’s the question A Drift of Quills are exploring today. What would be the hardest thing for you to give up and why? Fast food? Social media? Gadgets? Coffee? Chocolate?!
Giving something up? This sounds like it requires some seriously Deep Thinking. Alas, you’re reading the wrong person. The first several things that popped into my head were definitely not serious. Shall I give you some examples? They might be worth a snicker…
Things I’d be Happy to Give Up
- Sugar making me wider
- Dust (unless it involves pixies)
- The neighbor’s little yippy dog (Okay, this. Seriously.)
- Sticker plants in my lawn
- Never knowing whether the chicken or the egg came first
- Wet socks
I suppose that brings us to the elephant in the room.
Or rather the little pile of chocolate chips on my desk…
Don’t worry. They’ll only be there for a minute.
I gave up chocolate once. The divorce lasted about a month, and now we are together forever. BFFs. We’ve had some ups and downs and can’t spend a lot of time together (thanks to another abbreviation: AR), but asking me to give up chocolate would be like asking me to give up the rest of the food groups.
Chocolate has been used for centuries to treat bronchitis, sexual malaise, fatigue, hangovers, anemia, depression, memory loss, high blood pressure, poor eyesight, and more. It also helps release that feel-good neurotransmitter – serotonin – in the brain. ~Semper Sarah
Depression, memory loss, and poor eyesight, eh? How have I not eaten enough to have escaped those??
Are you familiar with the quote by sportswriter Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith (and erroneously—from what I’ve read—attributed to Ernest Hemingway? “You simply sit down at the typewriter, open your veins, and bleed.”
My version is: “I’d open a vein and bleed, but I’d get chocolate all over my keyboard.”
But really, we are what we eat, and we all know that chocolate is salad. Chocolate comes from cocoa, which is a tree. That makes it a plant. Chocolate is salad!
And I’m not afraid of the dark. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants. And other healthy stuff.
How could I ever give up chocolate????
Now let’s Give it Up for my partners in crime!
Author of the Oathtaker Series
(Trish’s post has been delayed…)
Author of The Unseen Chronicles
For myself, I strive to live in a way that I don’t depend on something in a way that I, “can’t live without it.” Except my lovely wife. ?
And then there are a lot of things I could do without. I like traveling light. I could do without social media. Or television and YouTube and all of it really. I could go without gadgets and gizmos…
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What would be the hardest thing for you to give up? Why?
Confess your craving/weakness/compulsion here. We won’t tell anyone…!
Also, if you need some tried and true chocolate recipes, I’ve got you covered!