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Love and Cookies

Updated on December 22, 2012

In a cookie jar, far, far away...before they were a computer term and the reason so many people are fat...cookies were a yummy delicious treat that filled many hearts with warmth.

They were left for Santa to express our thanks for a job well done, our favorite muppet on Sesame Street enjoyed them immensely and they brought the family closer together as we baked them, ate them and licked the bowl clean of their batter.

Now, however, within the society we live in, where people look for reasons to blame all the worlds problems on anything other than themselves, cookies have become the enemy. Santa is no longer greeted by the tasty treat, Cookie Monster is now a vegetarian and has been replaced by the annoying little red devil known as Elmo and the kitchens are now desolate and the members of the family are all off doing their own thing.

Cookies are not the problem and they shouldn't be used as the scapegoat for our lack of self-control and laziness...they have done nothing but make us happy and bring us closer together.

Think of how many altercations could have been solved without blood shed or hurt feelings if we just brought cookies instead of harmful words and/or weapons. So brush the "chip" off your shoulder, and next time you're caught with your hand in the cookie jar, take responsibility for your own actions and don't go looking to blame someone else for your mistakes...because that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

Now go and enjoy and nice warm cookie with a stranger...the world would be a better place for it.

So give peace (and cookies) a chance.

MJM

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Creative.....clever and cute as hell. You really have a knack...but obviously you are aware of this because you choose to share your talent with a world of readers. I thank you.

      Oddly enough, only 10 minutes ago, my daughter-in-law brought us a huge basket of Home made Christmas cookies....which I immediately HID. And you'll be happy to know, I point no fingers, blame no one else for my unforgivable and INTENTIONAL selfishness. YUM.....No shame whatsoever...............UP+++

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @fpherj48 thank you so much for the positive feedback...it means a lot and I really appreciate it.

      Christmas cookies are the bomb...I don't blame you for not wanting to share...I would have done the same thing.

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      Lynda 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Love it - and love the analogy with cookies and peace and sharing. So clever. : )

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I would vote for cookies over war any day of the week. Where can I get a Death Star cookie jar? To store my favorites: peanut butter, mexican wedding cookies, pecan sandies and macadamia chocolate chunk. (hint, hint)

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @craiglyn thank you very much for the feedback.

      @Austinstar message received loud and clear...and just like I tell my bill collectors when they ask for money...it's in the mail.

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      Austinstar 4 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

      I can't prove it, but I think my mailman is confiscating all my cookies. I haven't gotten any in the mail in like, forever. It's very suspicious.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      Is he/she gaining weight...that's normally a good indication they've been hitting the cookies?

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Hmm! I am cookie hungry now, Michael!! If we all went by from time to time to our neighbors with a box, it would definitely promote some peace out there. Shared!

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @midget38 see I knew I was in good company.

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Cookies are always welcome in our house. Santa still enjoys his, but he gets skim milk...our way of helping him with his waistline. I must run now and clear my cookies from my cache :)

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      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      Two thumbs up for supporting cookies in our society, hee hee. I am the 'cookie monster' in my family and definitely NOT a vegetarian. I remember the after school cookie treat. Great hub; thoroughly enjoyed! UP/F/A will share.

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      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      You are right, Michael. We are ever so busy looking around for scapegoats, and the ever delicious cookie is an unfortunate one! Thanks for sharing!! Passing around.

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      Michael John Mele 4 years ago from Seffner, Florida

      @Sunshine625 my house too...we love our cookies...we eat them by the handfuls.

      @Denise there's nothing wrong with having a carrot and/or apple...but to try and get rid of cookies...that's blasphemy and just plain old wrong.

      @midget38 why don't we ban cigs or alcohol...things that are really bad for you...and leave the poor cookie alone.

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