Eat Ben and Jerry’s

Katelyn - Red Bud, Illinois
Entered on May 3, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: setbacks

A long day at work, a tough practice, a rainy day, a harsh fight, a dishonest friend, a demanding schedule, an overwhelming research paper, an exhausting week in the hospital, an untrustworthy boyfriend, the death of a loved one, an alone day, a weekend of stress, the moment you realize the person you like doesn’t like you back, the day you have surgery, the fear of failure, a day filled with worry, a day you feel ill, the night before a final, and an unforgivable lie.

Every one at one time in their life, or another, faces a difficult moment that has to be overcome. But who do you turn to, when the reason your upset is because of the person who was supposed to be there for you?

This I believe, that through every downfall in life, for every disappointment, and during every moment your feel alone, invite Ben and Jerry into your life to sit down, calm yourself, and relax while enjoying Half-Baked Ice Cream. The half-pint container is filled with four satisfying servings of gooey brownie batter and sweet sensational cookie dough all surrounded by a creamy mixture of smooth chocolate and vanilla ice cream.

Not to say my life is the worst; however, I myself having suffered through tough times. I often find myself at my lowest point whenever I feel alone. Yes, I am loved by my family, and I have great friends, but my life is never dull. Throughout my high school career, a dearly loved friend died, I was betrayed by my best friend who “messed around” with a boy I hoped to be with, I feared the chance of having a cancerous tumor in my knee, underwent a significant surgery that set me back my senior year of volleyball, spent a long week in Children’s hospital after my only brother faced having open heart surgery, wasted countless hours wondering if “we’re really meant to be” or if it’s just “young love,” spent way too much time stressing over tests and exams, and fought against myself to find myself.

While the past four years of my life forced me to be faced with fearful moments and tough times, I have found and truly believe that taking the time to reach into the freezer, pull out that carton, grab a spoon, then sit down with those four servings of Ben and Jerry’s deliciousness, really helped me to focus on what I was facing. As the cool, luscious ice cream melted on my tongue, my worries began to transcend and clear thoughts derived my mind. This I believe, every time you feel bombarded with stress, overwhelmed with homework, betrayed by a best friend, or face the fear of fear its’ self, allow for the bad feelings to pass and grab a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Half-Baked Ice Cream. I let it mesmerize me and overtake my difficult moments and begin to think clearer thoughts and focus on life a little more clearly.