Spring has returned. The Earth is like a child that knows poems. ~Rainer Maria Rilke

Friday, December 17, 2010

Slow Down for a Moment and Un-Grinch

" Every Who down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot,
but the Grinch, who lived just north of Whoville - did not.
The Grinch hated Christmas - the whole Christmas season.
Now, please don't ask why; no one quite knows the reason.
It could be, perhaps, that his shoes were too tight.
Or it could be that his head wasn't screwed on just right.
But I think that the most likely reason of all
may have been that his heart was two sizes too small. "

"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."
" He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore.
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before!
Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"

  "And what happened then? Well, in Whoville they say
that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day.
And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through,
and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!"

" Welcome, Christmas, bring your cheer.
Cheer to all Whos far and near.
Christmas Day is in our grasp
so long as we have hands to clasp.
Christmas Day will always be
just as long as we have we.
Welcome Christmas while we stand,
heart to heart and hand in hand."

I'm feeling a little better today. This was a bad Grinch like bug.
Please try and enjoy the days before Christmas.
Take time to bring good cheer to someone... smile at a stranger, call a friend.... and when there is a moment, sit down with a cup of tea and close your eyes. Think good thoughts and say " Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer, Cheer to all (Folks) far and near."
Thank you Dr. Seuss for reminding us what Christmas means and showing us that even when we feel like a Grinch we can change our attitude.... simply by giving something of ourselves.

Christmas Quotes – Dr. Seuss – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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  1. Oh, I hope you've kicked that Grinch-like bug to the curb and are feeling better every minute. In the meantime if you feel like a Santa story, stop by...

    And thank you for reminding us that the Grinch in all of us can grow big enough to shove out the dark around us.


  2. Dr Suess was the Dali of writing! Strange and weird and wonderfully sensible nonsense!! One of my faves!

  3. Dear Dr. Suess..... Theresa learned to read thanks to all the many Dr. Suess books that I read to her from the time she was but a wee one. She would sit on my lap and as I moved my finger along the words as I read to her she was memorizing the words. She was reading when she entered Kindergarten and I didn't know until her teacher asked why I hadn't told her Theresa was reading. lol So glad that you are feeling better.

  4. I hope you are feeling better. I am enjoying this Christmas season more and more. I enjoy the decorating, baking, and just saying Merry Christmas when I am out shopping. Thanks for sharing this post with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  5. I hope you're feeling better, too!

    Thank you for reminding us of the wonderful message from Dr Suess. He had so many good things to teach us - I wish he were still here.

    Have a very Merry Christmas!

  6. it's true isn't it? Christmas doesn't come from a store. It's a heart full of love and joy thing! Merry Christmas sweet friend. Your blog looks so Christmasy.


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