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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.

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  1. So lovely, so true. We don’t need money in the wallet to give time, attention, laughter, and love. Those are the best gifts of all.

    December 21, 2011
    • You’re right, and I have to admit that time and attention are gifts I too seldom give. I smell a new year’s resolution.

      December 21, 2011
  2. Yearstricken said it perfectly. Those who care about you appreciate whatever you give, no matter what it’s size or form. There’s certainly no measure of financial cost involved.

    December 21, 2011
    • Very true. I read your 9 gifts post today and it reminded me of this. I get a kick out of the giving part so much. But I always feel that it’s never enough somehow. Now I’m thinking that it’s a matter of not being able to show with any gift how much I care or how important that person is to me. I’m thinking that’s an impossible task. I’m thinking I should just tell them.

      December 22, 2011
      • I’ve found that sometimes even finding the right words to tell someone can be difficult! But I think that’s the best way, there aren’t many things you can buy someone that will convey your meaning in a proper manner. Personally, I like my loved ones (family and friends alike) to give me handshakes, hugs, smiles and laughter the most. Even tears, if they’re coming to me for help. That is perhaps the greatest way of showing someone what they mean to you. Opening your deepest core, showing them your pain and having them bring you relief in whatever way they can.

        Man, Christmas makes me sappy! *lol*

        December 22, 2011
        • Haha, not sappy! Just open. I was thinking, when you said that no gift can really convey how you feel, that it can be hard to say it out loud. Maybe it’s just being shy about it, even with those we’re closest to. Or not knowing how. I like your “handshakes, hugs, smiles and laughter…and even tears”. And I like yearstricken’s thought about time. Actions speak volumes. Plus, hugs are my favorite.

          You know, “I love you!” is simple enough, too. It doesn’t have to be a novel, right?

          December 22, 2011

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