Friday, December 17, 2010
8 Days: Christmas Cheer in My Mailbox!
Nowadays it's more likely that you'll get a greeting via text. thnx 4 ur gift. happy bday. i mis u. Or maybe a generic shout out online. A status update. A poke. A tweet.
Don't get me wrong. I love me some technology. But there's just something special about getting mail that isn't a bill, a credit card offer, or a grocery store ad. You know, something personal. Something to smile about.
"I'm going to go check the mail, Brian," I said, putting on my coat.
Brian looked up with a puzzled expression. "But Jack, we already got this week's ads. They come on Tuesdays."
"I know. Call me crazy, but I'm still holding out that maybe I'll get a Christmas card in the mail or something," knowing full well that there wouldn't be anything in there but junk. Or nothing at all.
I ran back in, all smiles, and said, "Brian! I got what I wanted! I got what I wanted!" You would have thought I had gotten a check in the mail for a million dollars the way I was celebrating. Instead it was a Christmas card from my Aunt Karen and her family. Hopefully it's the first of many.
Yay for Christmas cheer in my mailbox!