last night when i walked outside
i tripped over a bag left at my front door
it was filled with treats
cookies, candy, and ice cream
(the three c’s, the holy trinity of sweets, cake can be subbed in as needed)
i had no idea who it was from, no note inside, such a great surprise
then i noticed the address
guessed the delivery person had just reversed it
i could go and deliver it myself
tried to imagine who was waiting for it
it was from a parent
who sent it to their child/college student cramming for an exam?
the victim of a recent romantic breakup needing sugar therapy?
a parent who just needed a break and a treat?
a dieter on a sweets bender?
a family waiting for dessert to go with their board game?
a hallmark movie night for friends?
was it a test from the universe
to challenge my recent healthy eating resolve?
cadbury is my favorite chocolate
the cookies aren’t that big
i could eat one spoon of ice cream a day
i had no idea how long it had been out there
no one had knocked
the ice cream was beginning to soften
i felt for whoever was expecting it
called the company on the bag
they said the customer had reordered when it didn’t arrive
they had already sent them out a new bag of treats
i was welcome to eat it or throw it out
i chose a third option
i delivered this unexpected gift to my daughter
at her house in the light of day.
“life is always bringing unexpected gifts.”