Movie Quote Wednesday – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Oh, how I looked forward to this “Christmas Special” every year. And it did seem special! It still does, even though I can see it any time I choose, even thought it’s 3 years older than I am. I still love the art and the songs and the Grinch’s dog Max and cute little Cindy Lou Who and when the Grinch’s heart grows three sizes that day. Some things just can’t be improved on.
Narrator: He hadn’t stopped Christmas from coming – it came! Some how or other, it came just the same.
Grinch: How could it be so? It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes or bags.
Narrator: He puzzled and puzzed til 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.”
The only times when I haven’t been happy at Christmas were the times when I couldn’t provide all those boxes and bags and ribbons and bows for the people I care about. Now, I like presents as much as the next person, but it was never as much about what I got, as what I could or could not give to others.
But I have to remember that Christmas is not about what my money can buy; it’s not about the decorations or what’s under the tree or what’s hanging from it. The people who love me don’t care what’s in my wallet. All they’ve ever cared about is what’s in my heart.