#55 Leave cookies for your neighbours.

I’ve started a 30-day no sugar/alcohol challenge (because apparently I’m a masochist), so I am craving allllllllll the foodz right now.

So I wanted nothing more than to give someone the gift of refined sugar and empty calories my deprived pleasure receptors are craving so badly. I don’t know most of my neighbours, just friendly “hellos and goodbyes” and casual banter, but there’s a new couple that moved in just two doors down. (Disclaimer: I am 99.9% sure they’re a couple because they are way too good looking and well dressed to be straight. Seriously, they look like they just stepped out of my Pinterest board.)

In lieu of gifting them with burnt cookies (which would be inevitable if I attempted to bake), I bought them a box of my favourites, stuck a post-it on them that said, “WELCOME TO THE BUILDING,” gingerly placed them at their door and hightailed it back to my apartment.

It took everything in me not to have a nibble (or just shove the damn box down my gobbler). Sigh. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have some chicken breast and broccoli to attend to.

Total Kindness Cost: $5



  1. My favorite part of this is the anonymity. I love doing these things and no one knows who did it. There is something special about people just seeing the love and not the person behind it.

    • Right? I like to think of myself as a *kindness ninja* Mainly because I always thought it would be cool to be a ninja.

      But yes – I actually enjoy the acts where I can remain completely anonymous the most. When I get “praised” by friends or family for being thoughtful, I’m just like “bah.”

      • Absolutely. For me I think it taints the actual act if there is someone to focus on. I would rather they just feel the love of the act solely. Kindness ninjas… we need to start a movement.

  2. Cookies are a wonderful gift! I come from a long line of cookie bakers, and I have never had anyone refuse a package of cookies.

    • You’re going to have to share an idiot-proof recipe with me in that case! I have messed up every batch I’ve ever attempted…

    • I see what you did there…(Unless you didn’t mean to make a pun. But I hope you did. Because I love puns.)

  3. I love everything about your blog and all of the acts you do; so inspiring. You should challenge others to do the same, write a book or a manual that lazy kind-ologists can follow!! Much love.

    • Thanks for stopping by – appreciate the feedback. That’s an interesting idea: challenging others. Hm. Will give it a ponder!

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