I came upon some images of heart-shaped cookies and a cookie-cutter image of a person with outstretched arms.
It reminds me that even though each of us is unique – with our own decisions and life journey – that we value the same good and basic ingredients: love, peace, freedom, harmony, joy, music and community.
And if you look past the fancy icing, sprinkles and the box we're in right now we are all humble, shortbread cookies.
While some people are in a happy place right now, many more are not. When you look at the cookie with the outstretched arms he is joyful, yet there are others around him, reaching out.
It is my hope that each of us finds new ways to bring joy and relief to people around us – so that, like heart-shaped cookies, we rise higher to fulfill good roles in the bakery of life and love.