I also like to surprise people with cookies. Last year it was my barista at Starbucks. She was so surprised when I walked in with the baked goods wrapped in cellophane she came out from behind the counter and hugged me.
This year I decided to bring cookies to the homeless guy I chat with every morning on my way to work. I never give him cash. But I always give him a smile. And this year I thought I would bring him cookies.
So, on Friday morning, with my cookies in tow, I approached the guy with a "Hello! You're not diabetic, are you?"
"Uhm, no. Why?" he replied suspiciously.
"I've.." I started.
He continued. "But I try not to eat a lot of sugar. I've never liked it, and it just isn't good for me."
"Well, I have a bag of cookies I was GOING to give to you. But, I guess I won't. Please know I was trying to spread some Christmas cheer. I feel bad that I never give money, because I look forward to seeing you in the morning."
"You always bring me cheer with your smile," he said kindly.
"Merry Christmas," I replied as I turned the corner towards my office.