Dear recent Wheel-of-Fortune contestant from Florida,
I could not let Christmas Eve pass without telling you how awesome you are.
You go girl.
You had it.
You were so close.
When you guessed the G….I was right there with you.
I would have done the exact same thing….except I would have flipped my hair and swung my earrings when I answered.
Where I come from….it’s 12 drummers drummin’, 11 pipers pipin’, 10 lords a leapin’, 9 ladies dancin’, 8 maids a milkin’……and…..
…..7 swans a swimmin’.
It was definitely awkward all around.
Awkward for the sweet lady in the blue sweater with the tentative smile on her face who looked like she would have rather had a root canal than solve the puzzle instead of you.
Awkward for poor Vanna who probably didn’t know if she should light up the rest of the letters or just stand there in that super cute black dress.
Awkward for the audience who audibly gasped when Pat said yes….and then paused…..and then said no.
But even with a dropped G …..my wonderful wheel of fortune friend……you still won $8200 and the admiration of half the country.
So I wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas Eve from the land of sweet tea and rolling hills and fresh eggs and chicken barns.
We think you’re pretty amazin’.
PS Here’s a wonderful reminder of what is truly important during this hectic and busy season.
My incredible friend Laura put this project together.
It’s a collection of letters from individuals taking a moment to let someone who has touched their heart…..truly know how special that are.
So if you have a moment….stop by and read some of these letters (or even submit your own).
They will warm your heart and speak to your soul.
Wishing you the joy and wonder of the season and a wonderful and blessed Christmas.