Wise words from a wise friend. I'm serious. Look, if 'life is like a box of chocolates' then it only makes sense that relationships are like ice cream. Here's how it breaks down.
'Relationships are like ice cream. There are some flavors that you see and go 'oooo, have to try that one', things like 'Carmel Swirl, Double Fudge, Cookie Dough' or 'Pecan Brittle, Strawberry Cheesecake', and your first spoonful is wonderful. You think "I could eat this for the rest of my life", but after a while it's either too sweet, or too crunchy, or just leaves you with a sick feeling in your stomach.'
'But then there's flavors like Chocolate, or Vanilla, or Strawberry. Flavors that may seem very ordinary, but they are stable and true. You know that when you take a spoonful of your favorite chocolate ice cream, it's going to taste the same each time. That on those days when you just want to go hide in a corner and forget the rest of the world exists, that first taste of your 'old reliable' is going to make everything seem okay. By the time you have finished the bowl (or the pint) you feel a whole lot better and life is good again.'
'And sure, there will be times when you want to 'spice' things up a bit and add some fudge, or whipped cream, maybe some fruit or chopped nuts, or even go a little crazy and pile on sprinkles, but at the end of the day, that one flavor, the one your soul almost seems to cry out for, that's the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Because it's always been there for you, in the good time and the bad, ready to just let you cry and look like a hot mess while you get it out of your system. Your non-judgemental companion as you watch that movie again, because it makes you smile. Your steady hand during trying times. The one you celebrate with when you get that promotion, or that job, or just come one with the perfect pair of shoes. The ONE.'
See. How true is that?
So, my friends, you can have your fancy pants ice cream with seven different flavors in one tub. Me, I'll take my chocolate ice cream any day. Cause it's perfect for me (both the ice cream and M).
Till next time, grab a big spoon and dig in.