Lately, life has been punctuated by some unpleasant and stressful events. I was on my way of the house when my eye fell on this magnet that I have stuck on my front door. (This magnet was a gift from Natalie, and it’s one of the best quotes, ever).
最近發生了一些苦惱的事情。出門前眼睛剛好掃到以前好朋友送我的裝飾品； 上面寫的 “好朋友就像星星。你總是看不到他們，但你知道它們一直存在” 那天， 我就鼓起勇氣帶著這些 ”星星“ 出門，後續幾天， 也是靠這些星星的力量撐過的。
To alleviate some of the stress, I turned to a familiar cookie recipe. I was also inspired by the quote on the magnet to use my star-shaped cookie cutter. It was a soothing process to mix together the ingredients, roll out the dough and cut out the same uniform pieces over and over again.
A few hours later, I had neat rows of completed star shaped cookies. I put a few in a box to send to one of the first friends I called for advice on how to handle the situation. Sometimes I’m not so great at expressing my feelings of gratitude, so I hope these cookies will help me articulate what I can’t always put into words.
Thank you to my family and friends, both near and far.