Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas Specials


A few days ago "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" was on your local ABC affiliate. I love this cartoon. Don't get it confused with the Jim Carrey train wreck known by a similar name. Friends it has been some time since I have sat through this jem of a Christmas special. What a great message it has. Remember? I will quote it for you if you don't...

He HADN'T stopped Christmas from coming! IT CAME!
Somehow or other, it came just the same!
And the Grinch, with his grinch-feet ice-cold in the snow,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: "How could it be so?"
"It came with out ribbons! It came without tags!"
"It came without packages, boxes or bags!"
And he puzzled three hours, 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!


Friends, maybe Christmas means a little bit more.

These past few months I have had the opportunity to make some new friends by being part of Savior of the World. For those not from the greater SL area it is a play that depicts the birth of Jesus. And for me this Christmas time means a little bit more because I have realize that there is hope in the world because of the Savior.

I have also realized that lately there are still some great people in the world who are trying to do good things and live good lives. I happen to know because I am friends with most of them.

Sometimes, I feel like there isn't a lot of hope left in the world and there is just a lot of ugliness to be found (I attribute most of that to Brittany Spear's new album) but when I get to perform in Savior of the World I feel hopeful, and the future looks bright.

So thank you Dr. Suess for the Grinch who inspite of his bitterness found the true meaning of Christmas. So, if you will, stand where you are and call in a co-worker or two into your office. If you have a little Christmas tree or aloe plant join hands and circle your tree and/or plant and join with me in the singing of the Whoville Christmas anthem. 5-6-7-8

Fah who foraze!
Dah who doraze!
Welcome Christmas,
come this way!
Fah who foraze!
Dah who doraze!
Welcome Christmas,
Christmas Day!

Welcome, welcome!
Fah who rahmus!
Welcome, welcome!
Dah who dahmus
Christmas Day,
Is in our grasp,
So long as we,
Have hands to clasp!


Fah who foraze!
Dah who doraze!
Welcome Christmas!
Bring your cheer.
Fah who foraze!
Dah who doraze!
Welcome all who's,
Far and near

Fah who foraze!
Dah who doraze!
Welcome, Christmas!
Fah who rahmus!
Welcome, Christmas!
Dah who dahmus
Christmas Day,
Will always be
Just as long,
As we have we
Welcome all who's,
Far and near.

3 comments:

Erin said...

Thanks, Robney. Those Who's really know what it's all about, don't they? Bless them.
Being in SOTW has definitely heightened my understanding of the purpose of this season. I'm certainly grateful.
Christmas Day will always be just as long as we have we.

Bart said...

ROBIERTO. It was a pleasure seeing you in SOTW tonight, you truly did an outstanding job. Can we cook you dinner or something? You're only a hop, skip, and a jump away in Daybreak. (A hop, skip, and a jump? Who made up that phrase, anyway? Does anyone among us really know someone who hops, skips, AND jumps their way somewhere? But I digress...) I'm serious, Lisa just asked if we can have you over sometime after we both laughed at the image of co-workers bonding over an aloe plant. Robierto, you have given us a gift during the season and we only want to give back in the spirit of the season.

Heidi said...

Next time I have a rough day at work, I will gather around the philodendron on my desk and hold hands and sing. Even if it's just me doing the gathering and holding hands with myself. Thanks for the reminder. :)