My neighbor bakes cookies at Christmas. The sweet treats are like sunshine on my kitchen counter. It’s hard to be sad when you come home to sugary goodness.
Carolyn’s kindness is intentional. She sets aside time to shop. She follows a prescribed recipe. She packages everything in pretty parcels.
When you take time to give a sweet gift, you show someone that you value them.
I must admit that haven’t baked cookies from scratch in over two decades. It sounds like a great idea, but I am always running ragged and overwhelmed, so I just buy a pre-made cake at the grocery store to be done with it.
Earlier this week, I came across Ephesians 4:29 in The Message:
Say only what helps, each word a gift.
I realized that my words are supposed to be sugary sweet morsels wrapped up with love and purposeful intention.
I want my words to show my loved ones that they are valued. I want my words to welcome them in and brighten their day.
May my conversation be a delightful treat.
Something to think about…
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