I’m not good at baking at all!  I’d rather set up a little Christmas tree with cookies than to actually bake them. But HOLIDAYS are different!  I don’t know what it is, but something about baking for others makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

 52 Smiles folks— your challenge this month is to surprise someone with fresh baked goodies. Pick someone WHO WOULD NEVER EXPECT IT!   Think about someone you see semi-regularly…  A favorite employee at your local market?  The staff at your doctor’s office?  Your mail carrier?  The UPS driver?  The folks at your hair salon?  Your barista?  Go make their DAY!

Last year I took a batch of easy lemon bars to a nice lady who works at Sam’s Club. I wanted her to know that appreciated her friendly conversation and kind attitude.  Shopping is never easy with arms full of small kids, but she always had a kind smile for me.  My cookies most certinaly didn’t repay her kindness… but she SMILED and was delighted.  You bet I’m taking her goodies again this year!!

 [Cookies Circa 2010!!]

**If you are new here, 52 Smiles is a year long project where we intentionally do one out-of-the-ordinary act of kindness each week!  You can find out more about this project HERE!**