CHOCOLATE & JOY, yes JOY!

// WHOLESOME, NATURAL, NATIVE, OF-THE-EARTH, UN-DENATURED ELEMENTAL JOY -- THAT’S WHAT CHOCOLATE IS.

with joy, love & kindness can be given. with joy, things that would seem hard, just aren’t; with joy, comes work that fuels us.
& here’s the thing … 
YOU, ME, WE, create the joy in our lives.
i found JOY hiding in my runs around our neighborhood (if i’m being perfectly honest they're more like jogs, which totally still counts ;]). i’ve never liked running or anything close to it. and now it's is one of my most favorite things ever. i found joy in seeing & exploring the plants. there are these neon pink-and-yellow succulents down our street that just get me every time, and cactii that bloom giant white flowers at night. i pick & touch & feel and smell my hands filled with fresh lavender growing on the skirts of the sidewalk. this, to me, is lacing my life with joy. little moments of exquisite incredibleness. 

HOW DO YOU SNEAK IN LITTLE BITS OF JOY INTO YOUR LIFE - OR, CHOCOLATE IN YOUR RECIPE*? HOW DO YOU LACE YOUR EVERYDAY MOMENTS WITH IT?

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p.s.**we sneak in cacao nibs in our bison dishesxx more on that from leah later.. 
p.p.s try cacao nibs as the “ants” on a nut butter veggie log :] it’s undeniably super cute.

author: juliana mariia rose, creator of choco&coco., a.mini.company)