Hey dude you okay Tim I don't recollect seeing you much since your delightful day with Pam.
I'm fine ... Just avoiding
ummmm ... I mean ... ummm ... Jus a little busy
I know the SS stuff might be a tad silly for the guys, and I understand about Barb's worries, but I think we've had such a rough few bumps in our little family and Christmas can be really hard for some people. If just the regulars would do it, then we'd have 8-10 creative people thinking.
You don't have to send a present but at the end when we reveal ourselves if Pup wanted to send fudge to his person that would be okay and not give the secret away because it would be at the reveal.
Other than that you could send a note on FB ask someone to copy and paste a PM to someone on the boards. (Like I could ask my friend Joan to send a PM to someone) or in the water cooler we could leave a message or mail a Christmas card. Also with our fake emails we could email the person little "love in Christ notes" It doesn't have to be holiday oriented just fun!
It'd only take a minute or two say every 3-4 days to just let your person know you care. I think it could be fun too. You guys are all so brilliant I'm sure we'd be surprised to find all the fun and silly things we could do. If anyone who isn't a regular and wants to do it they could too. Maybe I could post something in the Water Cooler to see if anyone is interested.
I know I'm being kind of a nag, but I really feel God has His hand in this. Just think your little special note could make a huge difference in someone's day. I have this tugging on my heart that one or more of us are really really going to make a difference for someone. We've been plaqued with illnesses, sleep deprivation, low self-estemmm and we need to lift one another up. The element of surprise just shows the way God can work.
I remember when I was having a rough time my minister told me to write the time down on a piece of paper when I felt like I needed God's help. He would then write the time down when he felt God calling him to pray for me. We did it for a week or two. At first I was disappointed because I wanted the times to match up exactly but once I looked closer I noticed about 90% of my bad time Jamie (minister) was praying for me within 10 minutes of my time of need.
There was one time when I was really upset. I was practically screaming God please help me. It was in the middle of the night. Jamie awoke from a very sound sleep (he wrote this on the paper after it happened as did I) he got down on his knees and prayed for like 15 minutes for me. He was in a close time span of my time I can't remember exactly but I think it was 10 min. I remember thinking at the time when I was so upset that this would be the real indicator if it was just luck or God's work. I was floored.
I just have that same kind of feeling. So Holly is right if you don't think you'll send encouraging messages, notes, surprises, etc then you shouldn't do it because it might really hurt someone if they don't get a note or message. But if you don't want to do it because you're afraid of one person caring that much for you through Christ (cough, cough you know who you are) then be brave and do it. It's nice to be the center of attention, plus you could change someone's day in ways we can't even imagine.
Think about it, pray about it and let God lead you. Again as I think Holly said the crazy Mommy will shower you with love notes if I think you're not participating out of fear. I have confidence God will let me know. Plus I bet He might whisper in some of the other crazies'ears