The truth, Chex Mix has never loved me back.
I mean sure it sits there in the bowl with enticing whispers of tasty savor. But love me? Chex Mix has never loved me.
Yet, over and over I drift toward the ways of the salty and savory Bold Party Blend black bag. My hands converge on Chex and rye chips with a delicate care to not break or damage the perfectly blended balance of flavor as it hits my tongue.
And despite my passion for the snack it has never once thanked me or showed any care for me. In fact, it’s been more obstacle than help in my journey toward living a healthier lifestyle. Chex Mix has been the stumbling block to my choices of greens and grapes.
So dearly loved Chex Mix, we are breaking up.
But we all have a Chex Mix. We all have things, people, or habits that we believe we love but never love us back. In fact this is not the first time Chex Mix and I have had this conversation. It has been an on again, off again infatuation. One where I have sworn I was done, only to find myself lured into its web of tasty goodness.
And I bet if you searched your life, you have a Chex Mix too. If you looked deep down you have an affinity, affection or obsession with something or someone who will never love you back no matter how much attention you give it.
Maybe your Chex Mix is the Instagram or Snapchat. Maybe your Chex Mix is a someone. Maybe your Chex Mix is a dream that was never your dream to begin with. But we all have a Chex Mix in our life.
Here is what the writer of Proverbs says: “For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul.”
The first step to a break up is knowledge. More importantly wisdom and truth. It’s the point of realization that what it is you love and are lost in will never reciprocate your affections. It’s sounds silly, but it’s true. No matter your love for Dr. Dreamy on whatever hospital based show you watch, he will never love you back. Often our investments in our infatuation steal time and energy away from the authentic in our lives.
There is a freedom in truth. And when the truth is that you are enough without the Chex Mix of life, you find freedom. When the truth sets in that you are enough without the detractors and distractions, you find freedom.
So Chex Mix, we are through. I am breaking up with you. And no I won’t be coming back this time.
So what’s your Chex Mix?