For me, this can become a debilitating craving for sour gummy candy. I blame this vice entirely on my good ole' high school days of working in a candy store. Best. Job. Ever.
As for Geoff, anything chocolate will do.
Fortunately for us (bodies excluded) my dad brought excess of both on his visit. This included the classic chocolate Easter bunny, the kind that you can't wait to bite the ears off of whether you like the chocolate or not (personal experience).
Geoff got that bunny down from the fridge last night and I blindly assumed we'd share it later. A few seconds later he returned with the empty box commenting about how good that bunny was. Besides geting a VeggieTales theme song stuck in my head (the bunny, the bunny, oh, I love the bunny...), I couldn't believe he'd devoured it all without even offering to let me bite the ears off first. I really should get used to this. Sharing and food just don't co-exist with my gentle giant. Alas.
All that to say, sometimes when stress levels are high and the world's challenges and sadness seem too great, you just need a little "sweet" in your life. Instead of chocolate bunnies, I prefer my chocolate lab.
Coincidentally, the friend who is caring for our lab while we are away posted a precious video that reminded him of his son. This added years to my life. I may never feel stress again...at least not for a few hours, anyway.
We are so thankful that there is such a wonderful family loving on our lab, and hope that she is loving on them and their priceless son with at least a tiny percentage of the degree to which the lab in this video does. Enjoy this precious glimpse of love from two of GOD's most beautiful creations; gifts HE uses so well to maintain innocence in this hectic world.