I never really liked the movie The Grinch that stoled Christmas but, I like the moral of the story. The Grinch's heart was too small, and even when he took everything away that represented Christmas in Whoville, that Christmas still happened.
It reminds me often to ask myself...am I doing things for the right reason at Christmas, is my heart in the right place? Actually, I love Christmas...I love giving gifts...so this really is my season to shine, so to speak. Still I some times get caught up in doing all the things, and I wonder if I should be doing something of more importance instead? So I thought this story was appropriate for tonight, Christmas is coming. It will whether we have everything made, bought, wrapped or given. Yes, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year...so why not enjoy every single moment of it?
Good night dear friends, remember there is only two more sleeps till Christmas!
The Grinch, a fictional, bitter, cave-dwelling, green, catlike creature with a heart "two sizes too small," lives on snowy Mount Crumpit, a steep, 3,000-foot (910 m) high mountain just north of Whoville, home of the merry and warm-hearted Whos. His only companion is his faithful dog, Max. From his perch high atop Mount Crumpit, the Grinch can hear the noisy Christmas festivities that take place in Whoville. Envious of the Whos' happiness, he makes plans to descend on the town and, by means of burglary, deprive them of their Christmas presents, holiday ham and decorations and thus "prevent Christmas from coming."
However, he learns in the end that despite his success in stealing all the Christmas presents and decorations from the Whos, Christmas comes just the same. He then realizes that Christmas is more than just gifts and presents. His heart grows three sizes larger; he returns all the presents and trimmings and is warmly welcomed into the community of the Whos.
" And then the true meaning of Christmas came through, And the Grinch found the strength of ten GrinchesÖ plus two." ~ Dr. Seuss
"And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss