This past year has been filled with many words, sentences, punctuation marks and pictures (I think perhaps I have written more this year than in all the years I was in school), and to celebrate I am holding a contest. I will draw the name of one lucky commenter and announce the winner next Monday, but your comment must be specific. I have received many words of advice over the years, and probably given too much advice myself, and now I want to hear some of your advice. It can be advice you have received, whether good, bad or ugly; it can be advice you wished you had or had not followed; it can be advice you've offered, solicited or not, or any other words of wisdom that have crossed your ears or lips. Let us hear your two cents.
Here is some of the best advice I have received:
From my uncle: Never sit in the middle seat when on a date with a guy that has a truck with a manual transmission.
From my mom: You might want to start using some moisturizer.
From a friend: You can do everything, just not all at the same time.
From a neighbor who lived on her own: Never drink alone.
Well, some advice is meant to be ignored.
In addition to your good advice, I'd like to know your favorite cookie, because the grand prize for my little contest is a cookie jar.
It's not just any cookie jar, however, as I am taking this special opportunity to launch yet another one of my ideas: the Pay It Forward Cookie Jar. I love this little cookie jar, but I have no room for it in my kitchen, and cookies never last long enough around here to be stored in a cookie jar. So I will make a batch of your favorite cookies, put them in the cookie jar and send them to you. When the cookies are gone and the jar is empty, you can make a batch of cookies to fill the jar and give the cookie jar to someone else, who will hopefully pay forward the jar to yet another person, so on and so forth. It is a simple gesture that will hopefully have a far reaching effect, and not just on our waist lines. Who knows how far this cookie jar will travel, or what type of cookies it will hold, but one thing is certain: it will delight cookie lovers wherever it goes.
So I advise you to leave a comment sometime this week. You may just have the advice I need to hear, and I may just have the perfect cookie for you. Many thanks to everyone who stops by here - I probably wouldn't write so much without you.