Who doesn’t love a fresh batch of cookies or warm bread out of the oven? If you bake you know that some chocolate chip cookies are pretty easy kitchen task. Even so, if someone shows up at your door with fresh baked goods you would feel like they genuinely went out of the way for you. Baked goods speak a language all their own.
If a picture speaks a 1,000 words, how many does a plate of homemade cookies speak? It might not be as many as 1,000 but it is a powerful message. Those cooks say, “I cared enough to make you these.”
Who are the people in your neighborhood….
Many have gotten to a place where they don’t know their neighbors. I know I have. One of the best things we can do to create a compassionate society is to get to know people who aren’t exactly like us. Your neighbors are likely a good place to find those people. Unlike your church groups, school groups or work groups you are less likely to have an obvious unifying topic. The only thing that unites you is you liked the same neighborhood or apartment complex.
There are so many benefits to knowing your neighbors. When you go out of town they will keep an eye on your house. When you need a cup of sugar to bake some more cookies they might just be there to help out. You don’t have to become their best friends, but knowing who they are and creating a connection with them might make all the difference some day. Don’t wait until you need them to make that connection. Make it now with a plate of cookies or blueberry bread.
recipes perfect for the neighbors
What is your favorite recipe to bake for friends & family?
Head over to Instagram and share a post about how you connect over food to be entered into the Connect Over Food Contest. You will have a chance to win a fun prize.