Life is like a box of chocolates,
You never know what you’re gonna get.
When you become like the box of chocolates,
You can live knowing there was no regret
For in every box of chocolates,
There is mystery behind every bite.
When you get a new box of chocolates,
You know there soon will be delight .
Take great care of your box of chocolates,
‘Less you let it all melt away.
Properly present your box of chocolates,
So your relationships will be here to stay.
So live like you’re a box of chocolates
and don’t plan everything out.
Be like the random box of chocolates
And live your life without any doubt.
So, as most of you probably know, this poem was inspired by a famous quote from the movie Forest Gump. Life can be compared to a box of chocolates in many ways. When you go through life, it is true that it is full of random experiences that make every person’s life truly unique. So when you are able to embrace that, and realize that life as a whole is good, even if you get the occasional thing you don’t like, life will still be good.
But like a box of chocolates, if you live your life sitting around without taking proper care to keep yourself physically, emotionally, or mentally healthy, it will soon go to waste. You would not present a beat up box of chocolates, or a box with pieces already picked through to your significant other if you expect your relationship to flourish. Similarly, you should take care of presenting your best side to those you meet, so that they will enjoy what your “box of chocolates” has to offer.
Finally, the most exciting part about a box of chocolates for many people is the fact that every bite is different. From this, you can learn that it is often not desirable to be predictable in life. Be willing to experience new things and see what life has to offer. It is rare for anyone to come out of a period of discovery without a change of perspective for the better.