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Healthy State of Being: How Tuned In Are You With Your Surroundings?

Today I am thinking of health… as a healthy outlook on life.  For instance being more trusting, caring, giving and forgiving.  I found the perfect poem to get my point across.  I have heard it many time but I do not know who the orginal author is…Wayne Dyer has used in some of his information.  I love Wayne Dyer…one of his tapes series changed my life…but I will leave that for another time. 

Keep an open mind and enjoy this fun but telling poem

  The Cookie Thief

A woman was waiting
At an airport one night
With several long hours
Before her flight.

She hunted for a book
In the airport shop,
Bought a bag of cookies
And found a place to drop.

She was engrossed in her book
But happened to see,
That the man sitting beside her,
As bold as could be,

Grabbed a cookie or two
From the bag in between,
Which she tried to ignore
To avoid a scene.

So she munched the cookies
And watched the clock,
As the gutsy cookie thief
Diminished her stock.

She was getting more irritated
As the minutes ticked by,
Thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice,
I would blacken his eye.”

With each cookie she took,
He took one too,
When only one was left,
She wondered what he would do.

With a smile on his face,
And a nervous laugh,
He took the last cookie
And broke it in half.

He offered her half,
As he ate the other,
She snatched it from him
And thought… ooh, brother!

This guy has some nerve
And he’s also rude,
Why he didn’t even show
Any gratitude!

She had never known
When she had been so galled,
And sighed with relief
When her flight was called.

She gathered her belongings
And headed to the gate,
Refusing to look back
At the thieving ingrate.

She boarded the plane,
And sank in her seat,
Then she sought her book,
Which was almost complete.

As she reached in her baggage,
She gasped with surprise,
There was her bag of cookies,
In front of her eyes.

If mine are here,
She moaned in despair,
The others were his,
And he tried to share.

Too late to apologize,
She realized with grief,

That she was the rude one,
The ingrate, the thief!

How many times have we absolutely known that something was a certain way,
only to discover later that what we believed to be true…was not?

“Always, Keep An Open Mind And An Open Heart, Because You Just Never Know Who Is The Real “Cookie Thief”



Have a lovely blessed day my friends!


September 9, 2008 - Posted by | Lifestyle Change | , , , , , ,


  1. I LOVED this! How touching and true. I remember doing the same thing myself one day when a huge, forbidding looking African-American man walked into my health club. I was at the front desk and immediately felt threatened. I live in an urban area and he looked very ‘street wise.’ I had to talk to myself to engage him in a friendly way. When I bulldozed past my assumptions I found him to be the most amazing, gentle and kind soul. He was looking for help, I had assumed he was there to hurt. A very humbling experience.

    Thanks for sharing this. It’s true what Felix Unger said in that old Odd Couple episode: “When you assume you make an ass of you and me.”

    Adela Rubio
    Self Care Coach

    Comment by Adela Rubio | July 17, 2009 | Reply

  2. Adela
    I love your story! Thank you for sharing.

    Bobbi Henderson

    Comment by Bobbi Henderson | August 25, 2009 | Reply

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