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Girl Scout Cookies

It’s that time of year again.  Time to place orders for that All-American goody – Girl Scout Cookies.  Oh, how I love those Peanut Butter Sandwiches, Peanut Butter Patties, Samoa’s and Thin Mints.  Oh…the Thin Mints!  I can honestly eat an entire sleeve of those at one time!

Did you realize that a serving is usually 2 of those cookies?  Two!?!?!  Seriously?

What does that say about our society – that we love to order 4 boxes or more – and that we tend to eat the entire box in one day?  It says that our portions are too large and that we’ve become accustomed to eating more than enough for one person.  It’s funny how we create bad ‘permission slips’ for ourselves under the guise of good deeds…

I’m all for supporting the Girl Scouts.  I think the organization is wonderful for our little girls, and we should support it.  Maybe, though, we should support it in a different way.  Maybe we should, as suggested by one of this blog’s subscribers, simply donate the amount of money we’d normally spend on cookies.

So the next time you see those sweet little faces at your door, at the local Wal-Mart, on Face Book or at your place of employment, think about why you are buying the cookies.  Think about how you’ll portion them out.  Think about how your family will eat them. 

If you still want them, by all means, BUY THEM!  But if you are just buying them out of a sense of obligation, or if you know you won’t be able to eat them sensibly, think about just giving that sweet little girl a donation instead.

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