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neighborhood, he has nothing but praise for Red Tree, the coffee shop that has become his foster bakery. “The beautiful thing about where we bake is that it’s almost like you’re stepping into somebody’s home. It feels like Mayberry.” Taking it slow is something Chuck tries to remind himself to do every day—to stop and smell the cookies once in awhile. “This time in my life has been an awakening. I wish everybody could feel what I’m feeling now. And maybe that’s why I’m doing this.” While few people would consider the loss of a loved one or an incurable illness to be blessings lovingly bestowed by the fickle hand of fate, Chuck Hargett accepts them with a saintly gratitude that is both inspiring and a little bit shaming. It’s hard not to treat optimistic phrases like “look on the bright side” and “when God closes a door, he opens a window” as anything other than oblivious platitudes, especially when they come from people who don’t know real suffering. But when Chuck Hargett tells you to stop and listen to what the universe is telling you—and have a cookie every now and then—you can’t help but pay heed. Or, in other words: C is for Cookie, and that’s good enough for me.

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