The Beauty of Brownies

There is no doubt in my mind that God was having a pretty good day when He invented chocolate. Technically speaking, human beings can live on manna, but in His infinite wisdom, the Creator must have mused, “Man (and woman) cannot live by bread alone, so how about a little chocolate to mix things up?” Okay, perhaps those weren’t His exact words, but I’m sure that was the basic idea.

It’s hard to conceive that something as delectable as chocolate could originate from the bitter cacao seed. It’s even more difficult to comprehend that one day somebody looked at that seed and thought it would be a good idea to ferment, dry, and then grind it…all with the hope of creating something yummy.

To my mind, that kind of brainstorm could have only come from God, who knew that someday a woman like me would need a little zap to the pleasure center of her brain to make it through a bad spot in the day.

It’s a scientific fact: chocolate is good for you – in moderation, anyway. Dark chocolate lowers blood pressure, lowers cholesterol, and stimulates the production of endorphins (the body’s natural morphine). It also contains serotonin, which acts like an anti-depressant. No wonder I am feeling so mellow right now.

I know God is real because He invented chocolate.

In love and friendship,

– Amy

P.S. Do me a favor. The next time you are shopping for that perfect confection, consider buying fair trade chocolate. You will feel even better about yourself.

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