~“Waking up in Whoville”~

Published: Friday, December 14, 2012 at 10:54 AM.

Again, I would ask, “Where do you wake up?”

I’m not talking about which bed or house or city, I’m talking about what attitude we wake up with every day.

When I was a little boy, I loved watching all of the Christmas shows.  There was no recording them, you had to be ready.  My favorites were “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

I’m talking about the cartoon version of Dr. Seuss’ story made in 1966, not the movie made in 2000.  The movie made in 2000 was just not very good in my opinion. 

As most everyone knows, in the story, the “Grinch” comes up with a plan to steal Christmas from all the Whos (people) down in Whoville (city).  The Grinch simply hated Christmas and the joy that it brought to all the people.

There might be a few folks who want to take all your “stuff” and your joy, hoping you will be as miserable as they are.  Honestly, that is horribly sad to think about such a thing.  It’s also sad to think I have to get a new tree top from China. 

Well, as you remember, the Grinch snuck into all the folks’ houses and took their Christmas trees, decorations, presents, firewood and the one crumb of food he did leave – was too small for a mouse.

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