Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Best 50 Cents She'll Ever Make. That's Real.


I don't know how many of you know this, but The Missus is in her last semester of school, which includes a full internship with a fourth grade class.

She comes home with stories, and I laugh, and I cry.

This caused me to do both.

You see, she had a birthday the other day, and the kids made her cards. This was one of them.



Folks, I have to tell you, it gives me great comfort to know that there are these kinds of kids out there. It thrills me to know that somewhere out there, there is a little girl that wants her teacher to have such a good birthday, she'd give up her last 50 cents to give her as a birthday present, instead of trying to buy candy with it, which is, let's face it, what I would have done with 50 cents.

I was also glad to be hit over the head with this around the holiday season. This is the epitome of unselfishness. This is the kind of giving that each and every one of us should be thinking about around this time of year.

The Missus told me that she tried to take the tape off to give the quarters back to the young girl, and the girl started bawling, telling her that it was her present.

I hope this causes some reaction in you today, and I hope a large part of that reaction is hope.

And yeah, my third reaction was to the word "presant."

I looked past it.

I think we're going to frame this, and put a caption underneath that has the title in it.

Have a nice Sunday, folks.

If I had it, rest assured I'd give you all my last 50 cents as well.