I love cookies…I admit that. If you know me, you know that though I am a dance and fitness mommy for several wonderful folks, I love cookies. Now let me clarify…I do not love just any cookies. Like most in my generation, I love homemade cookies or fresh cookies. Why? (when Oreos are so good?) It’s like this…they evoke thoughts of times when neighbors sent cookies to welcome you into the neighborhood. Times when money was scarce (non-existent) but there was sugar flour, eggs love and time so the gift was something from the kitchen that said “you are special”…”you rock”…”I love you” ….”I want to get to know you” (enough to mess up my kitchen, watch the oven, and give you cookies I want to eat myself)
Weirdly, this blog entry is not about that…it is about cookies someone has given to me! Not me personally….friend mommy crazy redhead…but me the BUSINESSWOMAN…wow!!! These cookies were thank you cookies from an organization/individual and from a customer who I went a wee bit out of my way to assist…(and both in one week!)
In both cases I did a little driving out of my way at a very busy time to drop off a forgotten costume piece for a child and then in the other case, picked up a costume a bit early that was needed for a Christmas Parade. Neither was a huge inconvenience but the payoff was Yummy….for the child I was repaid with scrumptious chocolate chip muffin style cookies with a reeses mini peanut butter cup in the middle…slurp!!! In the other case, the dropped off goody was soft melt in your mouth sugar cookies from a local bakery….gone in a flash!
Now this may sound like a description of how much I like cookies but it is not…It is a reminder that we often will not give the gift of time or just plain cannot give that gift…but when we do, the payoff is GREAT….it is cookies…in the form of a kind word, an appreciative smile, and a new friend or if you are very lucky….you’ll get COOKIES!!!!