Does anyone else go out the day after Halloween and snatch up all the left over, half-off candy? I am a self professed candy addict, so I can't help but load up on SALE candy.
I love sales.
I love candy.
Put those two together and this girl is well on her way to prediabetes. (btw...It's not cool of me to make fun of diabetes. It's a serious illness, people. I'm a bad person.)
Anyway, point of the story is coming. Caleb went to Kroger to score a bag of mixed chocolate candy last week. We snacked on the bag all weekend until today when all that was left were Almond Joys.
Almond Joys were always in the "reject" pile in my childhood days of candy swapping.
I don't like Almond Joys.
But I was desperate. I needed my morning dosage of sugary goodness. (I have a serious problem)
So I slowly unwrapped the Almond Joy and took a big bite.
OMG. My world is turned upside down.
Almond Joys are FABULOUS.
Why has no one ever told me this???
I finished off the bag in one sitting they were so good. Is there a Candy Addict Anonymous? (It's also not cool of me to make fun of addiction. I've seen "Intervention" Addiction is serious. I'm a super bad person)
This got me thinking. My whole life I have been turning down Almond Joys because I didn't think I liked them. In reality, I had actually never ever tried an Almond Joy. I just decided sometime long ago that they were gross.
But I was wrong.
How many other foods/people/experiences/things/relationships have I turned down because of some silly notion I conjured up out of nowhere?
I am so quick to judge and hold onto those judgements...to the point of not even knowing where/why they originated.
Failure, Nicole. Failure.
So here's to being open and trying new things.
Keeping and open mind and heart.
Going back to things I had written off.
Trying the unexpected.