A Beautiful Story “The Cookie Thief” that teaches us five important lessons- Question your assumptions, Give others the benefit of the doubt, Things are not always as they appear, Stressful situations reveal what’s truly inside each of us, We all get to choose our response. Check out the self learning story below.
The Cookie Thief:
A woman was waiting at an airport one night, with several long hours before her flight. She searched and bought a book in the airport shops, bought a bag of cookies and found a place to sit.
While she was engrossed in her book but happened to see, that the man sitting beside her, as bold as could be. . .grabbed a cookie or two from the bag in between, which she tried to ignore to avoid a scene.
So she munched the cookies and watched the clock. As the gutsy cookie thief diminished her stock. She was getting more irritated as the minutes ticked by, thinking, “If I wasn’t so nice, I would have hit him hard”
With each cookie she took, he took one too, when only one was left, she wondered what he would do. With a smile on his face, and a nervous laugh, he took the last cookie and broke it in half.
He offered her half, as he ate the other, she snatched it from him and thought… oooh, brother. This guy has some nerve and he’s also rude, why he didn’t even show any gratitude!
She had never known when she had been so galled, and sighed with relief when her flight was called. The woman gathered her belongings and headed to the gate, refusing to look back at the thieving ingrate.
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She boarded the plane, and sank in her seat, then she sought her book, which was almost complete. As she reached in her baggage, she gasped with surprise with what she saw. There was her bag of cookies, in front of her eyes.
If mine are here, she moaned in despair, the others were his, and he tried to share. Too late to apologize, she realized with grief, that she was the rude one, the ingrate, the thief.
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