Every day I plan to have a plan, but every day the same thing happens: evening comes, and I’m still asking myself what will be the subject of today’s post.
This time, I was deep in thought as I hid in the quiet of my bedroom and tore open the seal on my tiny tub of Haagen Dazs Coffee ice cream, given to me by a sweet friend. What would I write about?
As I broke the little disposable spoon free from its tabs in the lid, I was still stumped. Of course there are countless things to be thankful every day, but what specific thoughts of gratitude had filled me today?
I savored each tiny bite, trying to make my ice cream last until I had an idea. I made it my deadline: “I must decide on a topic before the ice cream is gone,” I told myself sternly.
And slowly, the thought formed in my head: ice cream. I am thankful for ice cream.
Really, I am. I loudly proclaim my love for chocolate but the truth is: I enjoy ice cream even more. It’s rich and cold and creamy, and the good brands are every bit as tasty as chocolate. Especially if it has chocolate, coffee, nuts, or any combination of the three. Or peanut butter. Except peanut butter and coffee together. That could be weird – but I would be willing to try it. And also toffee. Anything with toffee in it.
I am thankful for ice cream. What is your favorite treat?