Thursday, December 23, 2010

What we can learn from the Grinch

Yes, we can learn the true meaning of Christmas. But I think the Grinch has a lot more to teach us. Dorothy has been watching the Dr. Seuss cartoon version a lot lately while I have been slaving away over my sewing machine making cloth diapers for the big Lucy switch (did I mention that my friend Jessica inspired me to further reduce my carbon footprint?--but that is another blog entirely).

Anywhew...The Grinch. He needs to come up with a plan to ruin Christmas, and he does. "I'll make a quick Santa Claus hat and a coat" he says. Then the Grinch just happens to find some material lying around his cave in the mountains, freehand cuts a snug fitting jacket and hat pattern, and sews it all together, well, quickly.

What next, you ask? Well he needs a reindeer for his sled, "but since reindeer are scare, there were none to be found. Did that stop the old Grinch? No, he just said, 'if I can't find a reindeer, I'll make one instead!'" This guy is good. I want him around for next Halloween.

I think the most impressive thing about the Grinch is his self-esteem. He decides that even though scooting down a chimney may be "a rather tight fit" he can do it. If the real Santa can then he can too, dang it! He never doubts himself, and he gets the job done. NOw, if only he could channel all this talent toward a better objective than ruining Christmas for the Whos.

Well, with visions of the Provident Living Grinch in your heads, I will leave you all to have a merry Christmas. May you all have time with your families and to reflect on our Savior, Jesus Christ.

1. Family coming to town
2. Time with my hubby and girls
3. Jesus Christ