Everyday Occasions

It’s the small things that make a Biggest Difference

Ever wondered why airlines give out chocolates to passengers. Or hotels have freshly baked cookies ready for their guests. Businesses have realized the importance of being personal and making their patrons feel at home. No one likes to be away from home and say goodbye to their loved ones. But its these little things, that project a positive impression. And at the end of the day this is what tips the scales in favor of who cares as opposed to someone whose just waiting to cash that check at the end of the month.

Like airlines and hotels, our lives are also filled with interactions. These are with a bunch of people who we divide into different categories such as strangers, colleagues and loved ones. Now the question is, if businesses have wised up to this ‘phenomenon’, shouldn’t we be doing the same.

Small acts of kindness, saying Thank You or appreciating people in any way possible usually results in positive interactions. This is what makes relationships grow and flourish.

And if we add chocolate to the mix, this may become a solution to all our personal woes. Come to think of it, there isn’t any occasion where chocolate won’t brighten up the day and make everything seem just a little bit better. With countless health benefits, chocolate has the power to convey so many different messages.

  1. “Thank you for all the help. Here…have a chocolate!”

People work together every day to get things done. We constantly need help from family members, friends and acquaintances. And usually a simple thank you in the end could work. But sometimes you need to do a little bit extra to show that you really appreciate their help.

In this case, nothing would be better than a nice big bar of their favorite chocolate. It will instantly make the other person feel better about them self, it will appropriately portray your appreciation and, best of all, it will taste amazing.

  1. “Sorry seems to be the hardest word…maybe chocolate will make it better!”

It’s hard for some people to apologize. While some can’t accept their blunders, others find it hard to talk about their short comings. Some also feel awkward and uneasy in such situations.

But if you add chocolate to the equation, along with a heartfelt apology, this could make a big difference. The chocolate will also make the other person appreciate your gesture and gift without being too overwhelmed.

  1. “Get well soon. Hope this chocolate will speed up your recovery!”

No one likes being sick. You get time off work or school but who wants that when you can’t enjoy. Being sick is no doubt a terrible thing and the awful tasting drugs don’t help much either. But two things could make all the pain – or some of it – go away; a friendly face, and chocolate.

Chocolate helps the human body release endorphins that naturally make people feel better. Dark chocolate includes antioxidants that studies have shown to help prevent heart diseases. However, before offering chocolate to a sick friend, it’s better to consult with the doctor. Just to be on the safe side.

  1. “Congratulations…it’s a chocolate!”

When you achieve something or you are happy for some reason, it is natural to share the good news with the people you love and care about. Birthdays, anniversaries, Wedding & Showers are always more fun when you have more of the right people involved. But sometimes congratulating people can get a bit tricky. You don’t know whether to buy them an extravagant gift or just simply go up to them and say a simple congrats!

Chocolate is usually not an over the top gift but at the same time it will show the other person that you care. It will show them that you made an effort and they will appreciate the gesture without getting overwhelmed or underwhelmed. In other words, with chocolate you may be able to strike the right balance.

  1. “Love is in the air…and so are chocolates!”

Long ago men realized that women love chocolates. Now every date, every Valentine’s Day and every romantic gesture is incomplete without a box of chocolates. And rightly so! There are about 380 compounds in chocolate that have a profound effect on the brains chemistry. These compounds contribute towards feelings of love and courtship.

This is the reason why chocolates and flowers are always recommended when love is involved.

If you are still not sold on the idea that a small piece of chocolate can solve most of your everyday problems, consider this. Everyone has heard of Goliath right. The nine foot giant Philistine warrior. Do you know the reason of his downfall? Arrogance and a small stone right in the forehead. Gestures like chocolate or an apology note may seem insignificant and trivial, however they may be the stone that solve your biggest problems.

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