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Yes! I’ve been on the same wheel spinning fast and recently have been pulled to a quote by Ghandi that said “there’s more to life than increasing its speed”. I’m also the lookout for ruts and trenches and for slowing my speed, steering into sweet spots!! Beautiful Annette!

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Thank you! What a great quote!

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The cookies!! I love reading your food descriptions and how food is not only cultural heritage but a way of expressing love. Brava!

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You made me think of what our "sweet spot" would be this year and I am going to write about that, and when I do I will share it, but only with you, Dear Heart.

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I hope it includes cookies though! Of course I’ll be here when you’re ready to share.

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THANK YOU, Annette, for this feast of flavor. And for reflecting on the ever-present management of time and writer-energy and desire-to-do, alongside the need to follow Thich that Hanh's good advice to savor the present. Cookie-baking with my nieces this Christmas yielded treasured moments and memories, though we each missed my sister whose recipes we turned into pleasure. And at the rich and ripe age of (gasp) 80, I am still able to avoid the rut of the ordinary. Gracias! Kathy

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My dearest and wisest first teacher, you’ve always shown me the way to grace. I’m thankful to find the words to do so for others. Your everlasting love for humankind is what keeps you young. And those nieces are lucky to have you. ❤️

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LOVED this! Thanks so much, Annette! My last rose is gone. But there are 5 cookies and three truffles (from Miel Bon Bons in Durham NC, a local hand-crafted confectionary, not to be missed!) left. I'll savor them one bite at a time!

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Thank you Ellen! It's always good to hold a few cookies back!

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Should we all find our sweet spot, 🥂cheers !

Thank you for sharing

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Yes, I hope so for you too!

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So enjoy your talks but missed the cookies. Made me hungry reading about the food and cookies. So yummy. You have definitely been busy gal. Happy New Year 🥳😉💕

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Thank you cookies! Next time we're together then, I'll bring cookies!

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I am holding that to you. 🍪🍪🍫💕

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A beautiful piece for the new year. Happy New Year! ❤️

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Thanks, friend! Can't wait to celebrate over a slow lunch with you!

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