Imperfect Little Treats

I loved today because I delivered little treats to my colleagues who were around the English department. My wrapped treat was simple and not glamorous: some chocolates and sugar cookies I decorated myself. They were neither fancy nor skillfully iced. But everyone thanked me and smiled, and a few people said they wait all year to get my Christmas cookie delivery.

I reminded myself that imperfect little treats, made with love, work just as well (and sometimes even better) as professional looking things. I think about this because every year, I almost talk myself out of giving homemade or baked gifts because it might embarrass me. But when I take the focus off of myself, and give an imperfect little treat with love, it blesses people. So if you’re holding back from doing something for someone in the way of a gift, do it, even if you think your efforts are embarrassing!

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