Sunday, November 3, 2013

30 Days of Thanksgiving {Day 3}

Hello and Happy Sunday!

Today I am going to tell you why chocolate is like reading your scriptures and the the gospel in general!

I will begin with a quote from the beloved Forrest Gump, "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Just as this is true with life, I have argue that it is also true with reading the Bible and Book of Mormon. You never know what bit of inspiration or awesome one liner you are going to get, but you will always get something! However, in order to get anything you must act first. You must actively choose to eat the chocolate (read your scriptures) and then you will get to enjoy the taste (blessings) from your choice. So don't forget to eat your daily chocolate!

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Now life is not always easy, but there is a way to make it "go down easier." I present to you one of my favorite scenes from The Princess Bride.

Westley had to take the pill to simply live, and we must endure (and ENJOY) life too. But just as in Westley's case, chocolate can help the pill of life go down a little easier. Don't let the R.O.U.S's of life get you down! Make your life a little easier by eating some chocolate (growing in the gospel) and watch things start to look up!

And finally, I present to you all two real life facts about chocolate and why you really should be both actually eating chocolate and reading the scriptures.

  1. One chocolate chip can give a person enough energy to walk 150 feet (source) thus even if you just read one verse in your scriptures, you are still gaining some spiritual energy! EVERY VERSE COUNTS!
  2. Eating dark (more pure) chocolate can reduce your risk of heart disease by 1/3, doing so has also been proven to reduce your risk of getting cancer. SO GO EAT SOME CHOCOLATE! Not only will you be helping your physical body, but by eating some spiritual chocolate full of gospel doctrine every day, you will be better off spiritually as well. (source)
In closing I would just like to say how grateful I am for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, His true church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and the Book of Mormon. Also, I am thankful for chocolate, I mean, who doesn't like chocolate!?

Thanks for Reading!