The big Family Size bags make you salivate as you get ready to pop! the bag open and dig in. Of course, then you realize that it’s mostly air puffing that bad boy up and there’s only a few measly chips at the very bottom of the bag. Disappointed much?
One of the best lessons I learned from my mom is, unfortunately, people are like potato chips. We all know plenty of people who come in pretty packages. They have nice bodies and smiles that only God and orthodontists can create. They’re well educated and have careers with paid vacations and like… benefits. These folks drive luxury cars and have houses that they take pictures of to put on Better Homes and Gardens‘ Instagram. Their perfectly coiffed hair billows in the breeze and the glare from the rose gold on their watches threatens to send us into epileptic seizures.
They look good. They draw us in. We want to be like them. We want to be with them. And then we get in and realize…our Family Size bag is barely Fun Size. They are vapid. Original thoughts are concepts they are unfamiliar with. For them, character is only a word thought about on Broadway. When it happens to you, and it will happen to you, don’t be too hard on yourself. It’s a part of life. Eventually, after unsightly weight gain, heart disease, diabetes, and enough breakouts, you’ll realize that you need to put those potato chips down for good. You’ll realize that you need some fruits and veggies in your life.
They don’t come in flashy packages. They don’t have commercials on TV or in your grocery store aisles. They don’t beg for your attention trying to prove their worth. They simply sit there, naturally beautiful, full of all the things you need to flourish, patiently waiting to be picked up off the the shelf. They come with obvious flaws and blemishes, instead of the cookie-cutter duplicate packaging of the potato chips. If you’re looking for shiny packages, they won’t entice you, but if you’re looking for something real, something healthy, they’ll be there for the taking. What you see is what you get with them. You bite into them and experience the crisp freshness, or the sweet bursting juice they naturally exude. If you get enough of them, you’ll start to look better and feel better. The more you come back to them, the less appealing those potato chips look. Once you’ve tasted the real thing, the counterfeit doesn’t satisfy you anymore.
Some of us are walking around here malnourished chasing packaging. In 2015, let’s get real. Let’s get healthy. Let’s put down the Lay’s and pick up a rich, juicy bundle of grapes.
Eat your veggies ladies and gents 😉