Giving water coolers a run for their money.
Every Friday morning, before work, I bake cookies to take to the office. I’ve been doing it for years. It seems like a practical little thing that I can do to help foster a positive environment and good conversations. But, mostly I do it because it is completely fun.
I started the “Friday Cookies” blog to give readers an interesting, sunny snippet to start the day. The game for me is in trying to make the cookie selection relevant to the day at hand. It is surprisingly hard to do. You should try it.
Of interest to readers who live in Hartsville, the blog also announces each Friday’s cookie choice so that they can know whether their trip to the office to get a cookie (or two or three) will be worth the walk.
I know that real encouragement is enormously valuable but also complex. I think it springs from personal, authentic connections. And while I rarely know what to say when my colleagues are down or when storms are brewing, fresh homemade cookies communicate something good no matter the weather. I love them.