People With Bipolar are Like a Box of Chocolates

“My momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~Tom Hanks – from the movie Forrest Gump

“Having bipolar is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.”

“People with bipolar are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get and we are a sweet, delightful and special treat.” ~Sue Walz

Night time is sometimes a scary and difficult time for me. I am left alone inside my mind to face the reality of what my life truly is and what it is not.

My mind is overcome with sadness and sorrow of the reality of my life.

Night time forces me to face my reality and be alone within my mind. I am all alone with my intrusive thoughts. There are no distractions to set me free from the sadness, horrors and demons inside my mind. I am left all alone to feel the deep dark pain inside me. I am all alone in the scary world within my mind.

Night time brings out the bad, negative, sad and scary feelings with nothing to interfere with the frequency and the loudness of the words and voices telling me that I am no good and that my life is nothing and that I am never going to be anything. I think about the many goals and dreams I had for myself that I never got to accomplish or achieve and I never will.

I must face the reality of what my life is and what my life is not and some of that is a very sad reality for me.

I must battle inside my mind to fight my negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Fight the bad with the good. Fight the loud voices and words that tell me suicide is a good idea. I must fight those thoughts and lies, so that I can live. I must fight the reminders and intrusive memories of my painful past, abuse and shame and fill those memories with hope and faith and the possibilities that my life can change for the better.

I try to fill my mind with positive thoughts, knowing in the back of my mind that it might not be realistic or true.

It feels scary and almost risky to go to bed and try to fall asleep at night, because I never know what gloom or doom may be lurking in the night or how I will be feeling in the morning or what mood pole I will be in. I never know what tomorrow or even the next moment will bring, but then no one really does.

Life is a mystery. Tomorrow is a new day and we never know what tomorrow will bring or what will happen next.

Each box of chocolates and each chocolate is different. We never know what is inside each chocolate until we bite into it. It is a mystery. Tomorrow and life is like a chocolate and is a mystery.

We need to bite into each new day of life with hope and faith that it will be a great day. Take a risk and bite into each day of your life with hope that you are going to get that caramel inside your chocolate of life.

Each time you bite into a chocolate you are taking a risk. You never know if you are going to get something yummy and good or something that tastes awful to you.

Most of us love chocolates, so we should look at our lives like it is a box of chocolates. When I look into a beautiful box of chocolates, I am happy and I am willing to take a risk to see what I will get. I might get an awful one or might get my favorite.

Life is like a box of chocolates. It is beautiful and diverse. It might be a bad day, or it might turn out to be the best day ever. You never know.

When I look into the box of chocolates, I search and hope I will pick out my favorite chocolate every time. I hope for the best. We need to live our lives like that. Enter each new day hoping for the best, hoping that each one of your days is going to be a milk chocolate with a creamy caramel center, my favorite.

I hope your days are filled with many happy moments,

and I hope you always pick your favorite chocolate

out of the box of chocolates.

“My momma always said, life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” ~Tom Hanks – from the movie Forrest Gump

“…My momma always said there’s’ an awful lot you can tell about a person from their shoes. Where they’re going. Where they’ve been. I’ve worn lots of shoes. I bet if I think about it real hard, I can remember my first pair of shoes. Momma said, they’d take me anywhere.” ~Tom Hanks – from the movie Forrest Gump

I need my shoes to take me ANYWHERE…

I am ready to go.

“Run, Sue, run….”

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