Chewing Gum and Love

Forrest Gump said that “Life is like a box of chocolates- you’ll never know what you’re gonna get”.  Love, for me, is like a piece of gum- it starts off hard, then once you chew it, it becomes soft inside your mouth.  It becomes comfortable and adds an element of fun to an otherwise dreary life.   Just like baseball players chewing on a piece of Big League Chew gum during a game, love makes our jobs and life in general feel like a fun game.

I guess I can safely say that I’m at this stage when I’m still looking for that special “gum”.  I’m not actively looking, but am open to the possibility of fun and romance.

It’s nothing short of amazing how life pokes fun at you.  Just when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, along comes somebody to make things look colorful and rosy once again.  You meet someone who does an emotional CPR on you, and jump starts you back into life.  You get a major perspective shift, and a genuine smile begins to show on your face.

I’m pretty optimistic that that day will come for me.  And when it does, I’m sure that gum will taste so good.

About Pepper

I am a single working mom, trying to raise my kid the best way I know how. Join me as I navigate my way through the jungle that is Single Mom-hood, armed with rose-colored glasses and strength of spirit. As pepper adds spice to food, so does my daughter add spice to my life. She makes life no less than…PEPPERRIFIC!

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  1. I can agree that love is similar to a chewing gum. However, I think most of the time it starts off hard yet sweet, then later on becomes soft but tasteless much like a few years-long relationship which has already become too comfortable and predictable. It’s during those times though that love is tested.

    Anyway, I wish you find your chewing gum soon ;)

  2. There are some ironies as chewing gums eventually has to go out of your system and I hope love does not end at the same time. I hope you find your chewing gum.

  3. kaye ocbian says

    I hope you find your chewing gum soon ;)

    • thanks, Kaye :). Have you found yours?

      • Not yet, like you I’m not actively looking, but open to the possibility of fun and romance :)

        • By the way Pepper thank you for inspiring me … I almost read all your blogs here mid of December last year while searching for an article regarding single parent. I really want to be part of blogsphere too but I think I need to learn more pa and need more time din … More power!

  4. I like being married, I do, but my husband and I both reflect on how much we enjoyed our single life too, once upon a time. There’s many special things about each one, and the grass (no matter which side you’re on) sometimes will seem greener. :)

    You’re smart to not jump right in, and wait until you find the right flavor of gum. Nothing’s worse the yukky gum. ;)

    Just swinging by to say hello. :)

  5. Okay, that seriously made me smile. I see the similarities but it still cracks me up that you compare gum and love :P I hope you’re able to find someone to share life with. I don’t know what my life would have been like without my husband for the past almost 13 years. He’s my best friend.

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