The Best Brownie Recipe Ever

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Once upon a time there was a Dad who was also his son’s head coach.

His son was all about team events, things the whole team could do for fun. 
There was a new movie. It was a must see … The action, the special effects, the actors … world class. He had heard there was “one scene” in it but it was just one and not really a big deal. The rest of the movie was awesome, so he heard.

Dad-Coach said no. “But why?”

No answer.

His son stormed off, furious at his unreasonable father-coach.


Meanwhile the Dad decided to make some brownies. His son loves brownies.

When the brownies were ready … warm, soft, and smelling fabulous … he served up a batch and brought them to his son’s room.


Just before his son grabbed his first brownie, Dad-Coach pulls the plate back and explained that he'd taken the family's favorite recipe and added a little something new this time.

“What is it?”

Dog waste was the answer.

His son was horrified. “Dog waste? That’s disgusting, Dad.”


The Dad-Coach went on to explain that it was just a tad, hardly noticeable, all the other ingredients were gourmet … Besides they smelled scrumptious.

"Are you sure you don’t want any?”, he asked his son again.

“Dad, you’re crazy, throw those out immediately” came the reply.


“But son, you are being unreasonable. I only added a tinge, not even a tenth of a tea spoon of dog waste. What is the big deal?”

“Seriously, Dad?”

The Dad-Coach then told his son how the movie he wanted to see was just like the brownies. Our minds lead us into believing that just a little bit of evil won't matter. But, the truth is even a little bit of waste makes the difference between a great treat and something disgusting and totally unacceptable.

Now, when this father's children want to see/do something that is of questionable material, the father merely asks them if they would like some of his "special brownies". That closes the subject.

This story can serve for basically anything that is not good for us … even just a little …

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