Monday, September 20, 2010
DAY 9: DEAR SOMEONE YOU'D LIKE TO MEET
Dear Program Director at HGTV,
I hope that I am sending this letter to the right person. If not, would you please arrange a meeting between me, and whoever makes the decisions about programming at HGTV. That is the person that I would like to meet, and have a very important conversation with about a new show for your station. As it stands, I am going to go with my gut and believe that person is you.
It hasn't happened yet, but in the not-so-distant future, I am going to have a website that exists for the sole purpose of helping people all over this country find doctors who 1) listen, 2) don't just treat symptoms, but get to the root of the problem, and 3) think outside the box. Once this site becomes extensive enough, meaning we have found doctors all over the US in every specialty imaginable, we are going to be ready to take it to the next level, and that is when I am going to be ringing your phone. Of course, before that I am going be doing extensive praying, and sending up a rocket of desire into the universe that you will simply take my call. I think you will.
The website is amazing and it will help so many people. I know you will be impressed when you see it. There will all kinds of letters from people who have been helped. However, it isn't enough. We have to do more. When people hit the bottom, they fall through the floor. I was lucky when I fell through the floor, because I had parents who caught me. Not everyone has that. Those people become homeless. Very sick and homeless. We have to do more. And that is why I am calling you. You have shows about helping people fix their houses, decorate their houses, and generate income by making portions of their houses into rental properties. Let's build houses for people who have fallen through the floor. It's time to start really making a difference, but I need your help.
You see I have this plan to build houses all over the country for people who have fallen through the floor. And I know that you will like this idea, because it will be like nothing you've ever done. I will do my part to help you in this endeavor. I know this means that I am going to end up fundraising like crazy. That is okay. I have faith that it will work out. People who have been helped will hold out their hand, offer help in return, and the money will come in. If I can help with the money to buy the land, can you do the rest? I am willing to work with you on this to make it a show that people will watch. Once we get these houses up and running, we will have to hire people to work round the clock. We will have to pay for maid service and we will need to pay someone to drive these people to all of their doctor appointments. There will be monthly utility bills for each house every month. There will be repairs. The expense will be ongoing and I plan to build houses all over. Some states may have as many as 30 houses in them before this is done, depending on the size of the state, and the need that exists there. And I want to do all of this with you.
So, I am willing to listen to whatever ideas you have on making this show of ours a success, because it is all about the people. I imagine that you have figured out that I really don't think small. It is all or nothing with me. If you're going to help, then you might as well go the distance, and help as many people as you possibly can. I think that after our first season, we could make the show an hour, instead of a half hour, and use the last twenty minutes to revisit the houses we put up first season. That way the people could meet the people who live there, work there, and see exactly how the houses work. The idea is to take sick people, get them well, help them to save money (because they should be on SSD if they are that sick), help them find work, and then help them get an apartment or a house. Get them well and get them working. In the third season, we could even check on some people who have actually gotten that far. We could run footage from when they were sick, and then show them at work. If people aren't crying at the end of every single one of our shows, we aren't doing it right. I feel myself getting teary just thinking about it.
I hope that you are now as excited about this show as I am. I hope that you are even more excited about all of the good that we are going to do. It is because of that feeling in your heart that you will say "yes" to my proposal, even if other folks at the network think it's a lousy idea. We will prove them wrong. Before the first season is even over, we will be the top-rated show on your network. It's a beautiful day when love and compassion come out on top.
I look forward to working with you.
image pilfered from Miss Angie at My So-Called Chaos