What’s Your Chocolate Shop?

27 Jun

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the passion of life. -Federico Fellini

There’s a chocolate shop that I go to quite often. It’s a small shop, with 3 small tables and several shelves filled with exotic chocolate. Towards the back of the store is a counter lined with handmade truffles and rows of canisters containing spices to flavor the drinking chocolate. And there’s gelato. It is, in a word, heavenly. Oh and did I mention they have free wi-fi?

But what keeps me going back more so than the delicious choclate samples, more than the creamy gelato and even more than the free internet hook-up is Denise, the lady who owns the shop and her two children, who help her run the shop. Their passion for chocolate is undeniable. And it is infectious. They will go to the ends of the earth to make sure that you find that perfect chocolate truffle or that they can make you a superbly blended gift basket. They happily dole out generous samples of chocolate and gelato. They’re filled with joy and enthusiasm surrounding all things chocolate and their energy vibrates throughout the shop touching everyone who enters it. I bet they couldn’t imagine doing anything else with their lives. And that’s the perfect goal in life. To discover the one thing that you love so much that your passion oozes from your pores and infects everyone around you.

It can be difficult to put your finger on that one thing, your “chocolate shop.” It may take months, even years to figure out what you would make you feel like Denise. But if your passion can make you as happy as Denise and her family or can help create an environment like that chocolate shop, then it’s definitely worth it.

What’s your “chocolate shop?



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2 Responses to “What’s Your Chocolate Shop?”

  1. Samantha June 28, 2010 at 5:08 pm #

    I know I haven’t found my chocolate shop yet, but I think I am on my way! For the past 6 months, I keep thinking–I want something, but I don’t know what it is yet. Its kind of like when you have a word on the tip of your tongue, but for the life of you, can’t think of it. But I am also learning that there is so much value in finding the way to your chocolate shop and if were easy, the journey wouldn’t be as good =)

  2. Nailah June 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Samantha – that can be the most frustrating part – knowing you want something but not sure what. It’s also the most exciting part because you get to really explore and find out what make you tick. Good luck on your journey!

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