11.14.2006

Impressionable

Sunday our middle school youth group baked cookies and stuffed boxes for our college students' first care package. We've got it in our goals that eventually the college folks hear from us every month, and this year as a step toward that we needed to get these boxes out.

I'm all about giving kids hints about things to write, especially to people they don't know really well. When we did soldiers' Christmas cards last month, I started including examples of things to write on the screen. The tradition continued this time with a few example notes, funny ones that I intended to be a launchpad for these kids' imaginations.

"Dear ______," one began, "God loves you even if you get an F." This one I told them straight out was just there for fun, and they were good about not using it. But the next two were favorites, showing up on almost all the postcards.

"Dear ________, we hope you're having a great year. These cookies will make you smarter. Love, the youth group at CSMSG."

"Dear _______, these cookies are to help you get through your exams. They have all the answers on the bottom. Love, the youth group at CSMSG."

4 comments:

Mark said...

Dear _____,

Cookies don't have any calories if eaten during exams. We read that somewhere.

Love, the youth group at CSMSG

mark said...

Dear _____,

They say that the route to a man's heart is through his stomach. Unforunately, what you need help with is your brain.

Enjoy these cookies anyway.

Love, the youth group at CSMSG

mark said...

Dear ____,

We wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you. Well, maybe not you in particular at this very moment, but you in a general archtypal group identity metaphysical kind of way you can now understand that you are smart and at college.

Love, the youth group at CSMSG

Isaac, The Rookie said...

Mark, you're getting some actual work done too, right? I'm writing all these down for next year's care packages! ;-)