Thursday, November 19, 2009

There's Nothing Like the Face...

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.


  1. How special, that God chose to use you to bring a blessing. Hmm, food for thought. One never knows what God may use to bless His children.

  2. I always love reading your blog. It is one of my little treasure pleasures.

    I am going to have some of the candy mentioned too.

    I enjoyed most the lovely story of what you did for the teacher. It does not take much to lift the spirits and show appreciation. I still have a hankie given to me by one of my SS students and a pot holder, hand crochet by a patient years ago. They are still special.

    I always love to read memories you have of your dad. It is so wonderful that he kept a diary.

    Mrs. Ramble On was here!

  3. Oh, Joy, thank you for leaving a note! That is special too. :)

    I hope you are feeling well, and I know you will love Hershey's Bliss!

  4. Hmmm - never had one. Now they sound even better than a jingle could make them out to be!

  5. I so relate to Joy's words. I love coming to your blog, and just feel warm and comfortable with your stories and inspiration.

    Isn't it wonderful how the Lord uses people to come to encourage us just when we need it.

    It truly is a gift from Him.

    Love and Hugs

  6. I thought 1,000 Grand was your fave.
    are You a fickle candy eater? :)
    (I love Dove Chocolate too.)

  7. Hmm, you are right, Judi... but when it comes to pure chocolaty goodness nothing can beat Hershey's Bliss.

  8. Oh Martha, now you have me wanting chocolate at 9 in the morning! And now you have me singing that song too, right after I got a "Pow-pow-powerful, good good feeling, from Cheer-cheer-Cheerios!"

    Swiss, Norwegian, and German chocolate have that Bliss creaminess. I love it. I have found that the $1.29 bars at Aldi are pretty good, being German. (I am hoping that my Emily has enough room in her luggage to fit a few bars of Norwegian melts in the mouth!)

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