The Biggest, Bestest Present Ever!
--by anwahs, posted Dec 26, 2007
There is an elderly man who lives up the street from us. He has no one to shovel his driveway. He is a bit of a miser so most people aren't so inclined to help. One day, I don't know who did it, but someone used the sticky snow on his driveway to make a whole bunch of snowmen on his lawn facing his front window. They were all smiling and waving and his driveway got cleared in the making of them.
As my son and I were walking by, I could hear him grumbling under his breath. "What's the problem?" I asked him. He complained that someone had trespassed on his lawn and made a bunch of snowmen. My son, not knowing what trespass meant, assumed this was a good thing. He said "Wow, sir, that's the biggest bestest present I've ever seen!!" Innocently, he then turned to me asked, "Could we have someone "trespass" on our lawn too?"
I couldn't help but smile, and neither could the old man. The next day there was a Christmas card from him outside our front door, along with a plush snowman for my son.
One act of kindness can change a lifetime of miserlyness and if I ever find out who made the snowmen on his lawn, I will be sure to send them something in return. They gave my son, myself and our neighbor "the biggest, bestest present ever!"
Hugs to your little boy. I remember the saying. From the mouth of babes.