I told you that the Tween had a hand in choosing some of my topics!
My challenge today is to talk about Jellybeans! Let’s hope I can make this work. 😀
Forrest Gump famously said that life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’ll get. And he would be right. However, I could add that life is even more like a box of Jelly Belly jellybeans – those suckers create a lucky dip!
Of course, you could waste time in reading the inside of the lid where it tells you what the various flavours are. Or you could just ‘wing it’ by making your choice and hoping for the best.
Placing one in your mouth, you can be instantly transported to bliss. Or you could find yourself spitting the bean out into your hand in disgust. (Actually if you’re looking for disgusting flavours go no further than Harry Potter Bertie Bott’s Every Flavour Beans also made by Jelly Belly).
The analogy to life is there – we can have great days, great ideas, great weather, great friends…. great everything. These could be the Blueberry, Canteloupe or Cream Soda kind of days. Some days mightn’t be too bad but have a few little things that get you down (Buttered popcorn any one?). Then there are the Cinnamon, Liquorice and Sizzling Cinnamon kind of days that make you just want to spit it out and start all over again.
Of course every one is different and whilst someone may be enjoying a Green Tea day, others might be wondering just what the attraction of this really is. And whilst I might be enjoying my Lemon Drop day, others might be aiming for a Candy Floss day.
It really is a lucky dip this thing called life isn’t it? Of course it would be a lot easier if we stopped, thought and read the directions to help us make an informed decision about our lives. Learning about things is good. It helps to know we need to avoid the Cappuccino and enjoy a Green Tea (if that is what will make us happy). There are many, many Jelly Belly flavours. Each is unique in it’s own way and each has a place in the box. (Just like every experience in our lives has a place also).
And don’t be fooled by the colours. Pretty colours don’t necessarily mean great taste! (I bet we know lots of pretty people who aren’t as pretty on the inside as they are on the outside).
But the great thing about life (and jellybeans) is that if we get a flavour we don’t like, we can change it!!
Tell me, what’s your favourite flavour? (For the record, I love Lemon Lime. It’s not too bitter and not too sweet).