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The best way to eat an oreo cookie is always by going for the middle first and saving the chocolate cookies for last. The middle is the sweet stuff, the yummy filling and that’s a lot like people. No, I’m not talking about cannibals! What I mean is that the best part of a person isn’t the chocolate cookie we see on the outside, but instead the rich filling they have on the inside. That’s where there true value lies and the best part of getting to know someone is getting to know their filling, their heart, their soul, their core values and beliefs.
Sugar Cookie People
In life though, not everyone is an oreo. Not everyone has that sweet stuff in the middle. Sometimes someone is a sugar cookie with the best of what they offer just sprinkled around the outside and not much substance on the inside.Think for just a minute about the sugar cookies you’ve known or still know. These are often “keep up with the Jones” types who base their life on how much they can own and show off rather than how they can give and make a difference.
Other people are chocolate chip cookies, with or without walnuts, with their best bits sprinkled around so you get goodness in every experience from them. Oh and you might not even like chocolate chip cookies (is that possible?) Because the cool part about life is there are plenty of cookie types to go around and the same goes for types of people.Who do you know that’s a chocolate chipper?
Oatmeal Raisin People
The oatmeal raisin types are down to earth, well grounded, solid people that provide wholesome goodness in every exchange. These people are the friends and family we look too when we need comfort and reliability. There is a wholesome goodness about oatmeal raisin people with just enough sugar thrown in to keep you coming back, but not so much that you don’t want more. Are you an oatmeal raisin type of person?
Neiman Marcus Cookie People
These are the drama kings and queens in life. They’ve got a ton going on inside and outside and can be alternatively delicious and way too much. You may have an addiction to Neiman Marcus Cookies and that isn’t very healthy. These people tend to spend a lot of time in crisis and victim thinking, loading themselves with past and current woes, unable to let go of what doesn’t serve them and move forward to a simpler, more flavorful, less overwhelming existence. Got any Neiman Marcus Cookie people in your life?
Finding the Best Cookies for You
The key when you meet people and start to get to know them is to decide what kind of cookie they are and if that is a type you find delicious or prefer to leave on the plate of life. You get to choose what kind of cookies you want to enjoy in your life and that means what kind of people. Sometimes you’ll give someone a try, kind of like that bite of a cookie and find out that they aren’t all that and put them back. Other times the experience will be very tasty and you’ll look forward to more.
Be careful about judging a cookie by it’s appearance, just like people, the best often lies beneath the surface (unless of course, it is a sugar cookie type!)
What kind of cookie are you?