Cookies are important. What cookie jar are you snacking from most days? The happy cookie jar full of love, encouragement, compassion & pleasure or the judgy cookie jar full of bad attitude, complaining, nit picking & fault finding? Cookies are important. They can help you feel super or they can really bring you low. Eat too many judgy cookies & you start feeling really bad. Do it habitually & you’ll feel like you weigh a ton even if physically you’d be hard pressed to tip the scales at 90 lbs. soaking wet & holding an armful of soggy towels. KEEP YOUR HANDS OUTTA THAT JUDGY COOKIE JAR!!!
How do you know if you’re a habitual judgy cookie eater? Traffic is slow. You find fault with everything & everybody, especially that jerk of a driver two cars ahead who’s really dragging! You get home & your dogs are happy dancing your arrival. You complain that they’re getting in the way of your getting in the door. Your BFF calls with great news about a smokin’ new job she just landed. You start complaining about your current job that you dislike & how it’s really draining you & stifling your creativity – in the middle of her glowing good news. You get an unexpected bonus check & all you can think about is how many bills you won’t be able to cover with the extra cash because it’s not extra enough. Your hair’s the wrong color, your partner’s too lazy/crazy/happy-go-lucky/tight-bummed, your car isn’t what you wanted but it’s what you could afford & that new pair of pants makes your butt look big after all.
Whew! Is it any wonder you feel crappy? With all that griping how else could you feel? Again I say: KEEP YOUR HANDS OUTTA THAT JUDGY COOKIE JAR!!! All you do is make yourself miserable looking for clouds in front of every silver lining & weighing yourself down. You’ll end up feeling a hundred years old before you’re even forty. Pretty soon your outter appearance starts to reflect your inner reality. You’ll look old, haggard & either overweight or gaunt & pinched. That emotional baggage has to go somewhere & it takes a serious toll on your vitality. Cookies are important, but equally important is WHICH cookies you make a habit of munching.
So what happens when you make a habit of munching from the happy cookie jar? Check back for part 2 to find out!