Tuesday, November 21, 2006
The Wish Tree Project
I feel like I'm fairly mature for my age, but around Christmas time I can't help but remember how extremely exciting this time of the year was for me when I was younger.
My workplace is a member of The Wish Tree Project -- a program that helps less-fortunate kids get Christmas presents -- and has already setup a few "wish" trees around the building. I'm not sure if I was supposed to, but I poked around one of the trees until I found a card for a boy that asked for something I would have enjoyed as a kid as well. Not only does it make the task of shopping much easier, but it's actually makes the whole process exciting.
The card I drew was for Devontae, and he would like some Transformers. I don't blame him -- I used to think Optimus Prime was such a cool dude. However, nothing was cooler than Blaster. My cousin had Blaster, and man was I jealous. Maybe one day I will be so lucky. But until then, I'll hopefully pass on some of that excitement to Devontae.