There is a woman, whom I have not met, who had an encounter with a deer down in the poorest county of Virginia. She has two young boys, a badly damaged van and an empty bank account. In a little while I am going to put $5 in a Christmas card, mail it to her and hope others do the same.
But if it were a fancier day, I would contact a dealership near her and have a brand new van – one with all the best safety features – delivered to her door.
This afternoon I am making cookies for an inner city tutoring program’s Christmas party. I am going to use my late mother-in-law’s award-winning sugar cookie recipe. I’ll use my best organic ingredients. And then I’ll decorate them with kid-pleasing Christmas whimsy.
But if it were a fancy day, I would also order trays of delicious, nutritious food for their party. And I would send them each home with a box of healthy, organic snacks. I would order a commercial refrigerator for the community center and stock it with fresh, organic produce. And the pantry with organic, non BPA-lined canned goods. I’d order good food for their school, too.
After I bake the cookies, I am going to do some online Christmas shopping for the hub. I’m going to buy fishing lures and special line-cutting scissors.
But if it were a fancy day, I would order him a new bass boat. The one he has had his eye on. The one we sit in every year at the boat show. Maybe I’d buy him a lodge (us a lodge) on a lake to go with it and a pontoon boat, too. So we could invite the weary to come rest. He works really hard.
I’ll end today reading about your fancy day. And I will wish you lots of likes and comments and community. So you will know how brilliant and loved you are.