Remember that old song? "There's nothing like the face of a kid eating a Hershey bar, Nothing like it you'll ever see, A face as happy as it can be..."
Several months ago I was given a bag a Hershey's Bliss milk chocolate and now I am hooked. Chocolate kisses will never be the same. They just cannot compete with the thick, creamy goodness of these little nuggets. (I hope Hershey doesn't mind me borrowing their photo for this advertisement.)
Yesterday I took Hannah out so she could buy some items for an Operation Christmas Child shoe box and I decided to buy a bag of chocolate for "Miss Stephanie" who is one of the preschool teachers. We once had a discussion about chocolate and I thought I'd surprise her with a bag. I didn't expect the reaction I got; a few unexpected tears, a hug, and "How did you know it was a bad day?" in a cracked voice. Of course, I had no clue, but there is Someone bigger than us who knew one of His own needed a little encouragement on a difficult day. "Sometimes chocolate helps," I said in her ear. "Chocolate and prayers," she answered.
I smiled and remembered a day in the September when I needed that little bit of encouragement. The One who holds me in His hand sent several things that day; a card in the mail, a telephone call, and a box of love from a faraway friend. I'm so glad He knows.