just a smidgen

Weaver Cookies

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the first rainy day after a series of bright hot sun-baked days usually gives me a little bit of time for introspection

any new change in life

often

requires of us a shift in focus

and

a forming of new perspectives

i don’t think i’m

alone

in finding it hard to “detach” from certain

thoughts

that seem to insist they deserve a permanent place in my

mind

or in my

heart

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old patterns of thinking are particularly insistent and often have

etched

a time-worn groove

into the darkest corners they can find

waiting to pop up at the worst possible time

but thoughts are not reality

just a reflection of past experiences

and so

 we shouldn’t turn away, but look directly into them and ask ourselves

this one simple question

“is this true”

even

“was this ever true”

so that these thoughts can be examined

and

released

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this quote from my beautiful friend Tannis

informs me that

i can no longer complain, as an example, that

“i always seem to attract people who are controlling”

but rather

“i allow people to control me”

which is quite a different reality

and a much more empowering way to

view the future

and so with change, the entering and leaving of friends and those who have a place in our lives and then

are gone,

i try to think this instead..

What are they here to teach me?

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which, of course, begs the question

What am i to teach them?

i don’t think there are many accidental coincidences and meetings in life

but mostly manifestations of our thoughts and perceptions

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{ yes }

those provoking thoughts again

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how powerful to think we can change our thoughts

and change the future

no,

create

a new future

that has a basis in

truth

and

authenticity

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so when someone leaves your life, it would seem that perhaps

our lessons have been learned,

it’s time to part ways as friends and move on

and meet new people

in order to flourish

Weaver Cookies

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I usually have a few Weaver Cookies stashed in my freezer. Weaver Cookies are named as such because.. well, no one seems to know.

Maybe one of you has the answer?

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They seem far too healthy to be an older recipe, so perhaps they are just wonderful because they taste so amazing and “weave” so many healthy ingredients together. Thank you to Paige for sharing this recipe with me, they’re my new favorite.

Weaver Cookies 1

Weaver Cookies
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dessert - Cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup oatmeal
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup flax seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • package chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  2. In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and white and brown sugars. Then beat in the eggs. Add the remaining ingredients in order.
  3. The dough will be very thick. Add as many chocolate chips as you like, I usually add a cupful or more.
  4. Alternatively, my friend told me to just get a large bowl and mix everything together by hand:)
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes until the cookies are just lightly browned.

 ♥

A heartfelt plea to the universe to send rain to the beleaguered community of Fort McMurray, our hearts are with you.

Love,

Smidge

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