Why the Grinch?
He's...you know...a Grinch.
Our door remains decorated as the Grinch even months after Read Across America and the celebration of Dr. Seuss birthday. But why?
A painting of the Grinch stands proudly displayed on top of our of our shelves. But why?
The Grinch sometimes accompanies me to work...to be my "work buddy". But why?
The Grinch serves as a reminder.
- A reminder that people can change.
- A reminder that not everyone is ready for that change, but you must push through.
- A reminder that no matter how hard it is, hanging on to your core beliefs is important no matter how hard.
- A reminder to have faith like a child.
- A reminder that relationships are key.
- A reminder that our words, our actions, our silence, our inaction...affect everyone. Some of them have negatively. Some positively.
- A reminder that it takes patience and persistence...the Grinch didn't start the way he was...that took years of tearing him down, little by little.
- A reminder that every child we come in contact with has a past we may know nothing about and the only thing we can control is how we will interact with that child each day...so make it an interaction that builds trust, builds faith, builds hope.
- A reminder that sometimes we must stop all the NOISE, all the TALK...if we are to ever hear and see what lies beneath the surface. If we are to ever see the light shine.
- A reminder that we must let the things of the past truly die, we can't hold on to it...we must let go if we are to truly allow our hearts to grow 3 sizes; if we are going to really transform...and show others you've changed.
So why the Grinch?