Wednesday, March 3, 2010

A Big Box of Chocolate

People are sometimes like a box of chocolates. There's lots of varieties and colors and some are amazing. Others....well, not so much. There's the inevitable encounter with the ones that appear to be fabulous but leave a wierd taste in your mouth. Thankfully, there's also the ones you savor.

I joined a Buisness Women's group last year that is an alliance with a group of caring, smart, friendly and fun women. To top it off, the chief fundraiser is an event called "Death by Chocolate". What's not to love about this combination?

My good news is that we had an awesome, successful event last night attended by around 1,000 people. The bad news is that I was so busy that I didn't have time to eat much chocolate. Oh yeah, I guess that could be considered good news as well. : )

Our theme was "Chocolate Around the World" so as part of that, we were each assigned a country, given a sash, a la Miss America style, and asked to wear a tiara. By chance, I got the Costa Rica title. One gentleman came up and started speaking to me in Spanish. I spoke back "no habla espanol" and he pointed at my sash with a big question in his expression. Many others just looked at me as if to say, "Aren't you a little old for a beauty queen?" It was rather entertaining.

The best part of the evening was meeting several of the women who have been recipients of the scholarship money that's given to woman age 23 and up who need some financial assistance as they pursue further education. One of those women and I shared what I consider a divine appointment.

It's gratfying to see a community pull together and give of their time, resources and talents to help one another.

And people really are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get but I like most them! Some photos are online at our local newspaper.

1 comment:

Protege said...

What a lovely post with great sentiments. I love your first paragraph, it is SO true.;)
So glad your event was a success.;)