I hate it when I get sick on a weekend. I find it unfair. One can't file sick leaves and take a break from life itself right?
Just like any other day that I'm ill, I prepared hot cocoa to make me feel better. Now I don't think it has any health benefits, but it warms and cheers me up like a friendly hug. With nuzzling. And spooning. And... teka, teka, hindi na friendly yan!
I only use tableas, either the supermarket variety or the native and organic kind (in short, galing ng probinsiya). I like the raw full-bodied flavor plus I enjoy the process of preparing the beverage. Bringing water to boil, adding the ingredients, constant stirring, no shortcuts.
Maybe getting sick is life's way of telling us to slow down. To reflect on the rawness of life, what has been dished out, both bitter and sweet. Whether we have chosen the right decisions at the right time. Where to steer ourselves moving forward.
The hot cocoa's consistency is perfect, and I poured myself a cup of heaven. I topped it off with a piece of marshmallow and smiled in anticipation. Life is swell...
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