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Son knows how to make my day

The other morning, Trevor was smiling, laughing and was very pleasant to be around. He usually spends his mornings begging to sleep a few more minutes and generally acting like he woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

When I asked him about his good mood, he got a huge smile on his face and excitedly told me Tuesdays are PE days at school and they were going to play a really fun game.

But the best part, he said, was that fresh cookies were on the menu in the cafeteria for lunch. “Any day where I get to eat those yummy cookies is just going to be a great day,” he said.

As I saw the excitement on his face, I stopped in my tracks. When I do eat cookies, I’m usually too busy worrying about how many extra miles I need to walk to burn them off instead of really tasting the chocolate chips. And as a grown-up, I tend to think of great days only as those when something big happens or those when I am lucky enough to be on vacation.

But, you know, my 9-year-old son had a very good point. Fresh cookies alone should be enough to turn a day into a great one.

As we walked out the door, I handed him a dollar and asked him to buy an extra cookie to bring home to me. Because it isn’t every day that you get to eat a delicious homemade cookie.

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