We all have ideas of helping some deserving people with something really special, especially at Christmas time which embodies the spirit of giving. There are so many things I would want to give, starting with my best friend Gwellian in Wales. It would have to be the gift of a fabulous guy for Christmas, one who would treat her and love her in the wonderful way she deserves. She is such a heartwarming and magical person, with so much to give. She is being wasted on her own.
Farther afield, I would give each of my sisters at least a $1m to improve their life quality. I would also give the gift of water to a community that needs it, the gift of a fine education to someone poor who cannot afford it, and the gift of mobility to someone in a wheelchair. I think I would have a field day giving gifts that would change the lives of others for the better in a variety of ways and make a real difference to them.
However, my special gift would be the gift of eyesight and it would go to TWO people. First, an unknown elderly Sikh gentleman I see every week walking with the help of a relative in the local supermarket. That seems to be his main weekly outing, having to depend on someone for his every movement. It must be very frustrating and sad for him to be so limited in life quality.
Second, to the incomparable Stevie Wonder, the singer, my great hero. A most amazing man who has had to live without sight all his life, yet has not let it impede his progress or retard his talent in any way. He has always been trendy in dress and outlook and it would be so incredible if he could see the Internet and all those others innovations he has only heard of, or felt with his hands, not to mention seeing his children too. What a Christmas that would be for him and his family!
But those are my gifts. What gift would you give, being a god for a day, and who would be the lucky recipient(s)?