According to Ecclesiastes 3:1-15, there is an appointed time for everything.
And, although it's not an officially recognized holiday, today I'm planning on celebrating National Milk Chocolate Day.
I normally don't admit it, but I'm a fully restrained closet "Chocoholic." My favorite, along with millions of other people, is milk chocolate.
I try to avoid even looking at it in the store: You know, out of sight out of mind.
But, it is really difficult with chocolate everywhere.
A few desks away from mine, a co-worker has a candy dish filled with M&Ms that is extremely difficult to ignore when I go to the printer.
The chocolate-mocha flavored ice coffee at a local convenience store tempts me every time I pass the machine.
There's even an ice cream truck that passes by my house that sells malt flavored treats.
Chocolate is everywhere and, on a daily basis, I desperately try to avoid it, with the exception of holidays.
I'm not alone in my passion, throughout the years chocolate has become one of the most popular flavors in the world.
In November 2007, archaeologists discovered evidence in Honduras, dating from about 1100- 1400 BC, of the oldest known use of chocolate, otherwise known as cacao.
Considered a luxury good for trade purposes, chocolate was used for medicinal purposes, to create alcoholic beverages and used in ceremonial celebrations as well as everyday life.
So, its only fitting that chocolate gets its very own special "unofficial" national holiday. I'm starting my holiday morning off with a big glass of chocolate-malted milk.
I might even buy a box of Whoppers or see if I can find those incredible melt-in-your-mouth chocolate candies called "Ice Cubes."
Happy National Milk Chocolate Day, and I hope you enjoy some of your favorite milk chocolate treats.