Category Archives for "Holidays & Seasons"

First it was Scrooge. Then it was the Grinch. Who’s next? – SCN Encourager

By Tom Page, SCN Founder | Holidays & Seasons , Knucklehead Moments (The Real Tom) , The Encourager

Maybe Scrooge can carry around Christmas in his heart 365/24/7.

But am I the only one who thinks doing this is kinda hard?

I guess getting into the true spirt of the season at the 11th hour is always possible, though.

Even the Grinch caved.

Giving us yet another popular holiday-transformational story.

In contrast to Scrooge and the Grinch, however, Tiny Tim never needed an attitude adjustment, a-ha moment, or a Hollywood personality transplant to turn up the volume about Christmas.

He was into the program from the get-go.

In the model of the best school communicator, he was able to enthusiastically share the meaning of the season with considerable emotion… and in only four words!

How can you not be impressed?

Tiny Tim can express a spot-on holiday greeting using about 80% fewer words than most!

(Note to self…)

Tiny Tim’s message isn’t the only four-word holiday greeting in circulation, though.

This one from Ogden Nash is a topper in my book.

This one still leaves a little room for a good “bah, humbug!”

You gotta like that!

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How to tell if you’re really thankful – SCN Encourager

By Tom Page, SCN Founder | Holidays & Seasons , Knucklehead Moments (The Real Tom)

Talk about walking the talk!

W. Clement Stone (1902-2002) gave more than $275 million to charity and was one of Interlochen National Music Camp’s premier benefactors.

If there’s another choice available, I’m open to hearing about it.

Please pass it along!

Stone can’t be the sole source of advice on this topic!

Don’t make me go through the entire day faking like I’m enjoying sharing.

But even if no other alternative methods come to mind –

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, anyway.

Maybe I can get some sharing practice in during halftime –

and sincerely learn to like it.

(Anything’s possible.)