One of the pleasures of the approach to Christmas is the dinners and small gatherings, the pleasure of making time to enjoy other people. And there are also unexpected gifts, maple syrup from a friend’s hometown or homemade candies or cookies. I had dinner with my friend Paul late this week and he presented me with sugar cookies. He seemed nervous about them, the process of making them and frosting them, and hoped that I would like them. As with most of Paul’s efforts, I was amazed when I opened the box. Who would not think these were perfect?
They taste good, too. I’ve had to put them in an airtight container so I can eat them at my leisure. I suppose we all have doubts about whether our various gifts are good enough, but based on the gifts I get, people should stop worrying. Best wishes.