Each year at this time, people in our ward (church) donate money to the "Christmas Fund" to help those who are struggling financially and could use some help to buy Christmas gifts for loved ones. The money is then used to buy Walmart gift cards to be given to the designated recipients. This year is no different. There are many families in our neighborhood who are dealing with loss of job, staggering medical bills, and other economic woes. In the past 3 years, I have had the opportunity to "play Santa" by delivering these cards to many people in our neighborhood. After putting the gift card in an envelope, I wait until dark, (that would be a good movie title) don my dark apparel, then deliver the goods anonymously.
Tonight's the night I do it again. There are 8 families who will have a nice surprise. (Hopefully the surprise won't be an old woman lying in their yard with a broken ankle). In my mind's eye, I see myself taping the card to the door, ringing the doorbell, flying off the porch, running through the streets, jumping over bushes and fences, all to keep my presence unknown.
However, I know in my heart, I'm not moving as quickly as I like to think.
Hopefully I won't get caught!
Have a great weekend!