Life is like a hot chocolate, sometimes it is bitter and sometimes it is sweet. When life gets bitter we need to add sugar on it to make it taste better.
Sweetness in life can only be attained if you work hard. It is something that is not magical. You need to invest time and effort to succeed. As we go on with our journey, life will always be bitter. In other words, life will never be easy. That is why others give up before they reach their goal for whatever reason.
I was born in a poor family and almost all of my days were spent on the farm planting and watering vegetables. My parents work hard for our food and education. I am grateful that all of us finished a degree.
I remember the days when we ran out of rice and my parents had to borrow from our neighbor so that we have something to cook. Then, they would buy a can of sardines for all of us and they always choose the cheapest brand in order to save money.
It was hard to be indigent but we made it on top. Life really is like hot chocolate and there is no wonder it is the favorite of my family. There is only one hot chocolate that I know and that is our native tablea hot chocolate. It has an irresistible smell of pure chocolate and it tastes bitter if you do not add sugar into it. You can also add milk if you want it creamy.
Today, this healthy drink comes from different variations already and it can be found in fast-food restaurants, cafes, and grocery stores. It has been enjoyed by people around the globe.
The history of chocolate was in a liquid form. The chocolate bars that we see in the market today were only discovered sometime in the year 1847. Before it became popular, the Olmec civilization of southern Mexico was the first to roast the fruit from the cacao tree, grind it and mixed it with water and other ingredients.
This drink earned its popularity when it was used to aid morale and keep soldiers energized during the war. Even during the revolutionary war, the revolutionary soldiers had it in their rations.
Warriors in the past particularly the Aztecs, drink hot chocolate before going to battle and it was believed that hot chocolate has medicinal properties such that they dole out it to dying soldiers.
We all have different experiences in life. The ups and downs are part of it. What matters is we should always look at it in a positive way. As Tim Sharp once said, " life is spectacular. Forget the dark things. Take a drink and let time wash them away to where ever time washes away too.