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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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Before the glut of leadership gurus today, there was this guy. – SCN Encourager

By Tom Page, SCN Founder | The Encourager

He’s wise.

Extremely experienced.

And certainly has proven himself to be open to change.
(albeit after a bit of ghostly mentoring…)

But nevertheless,

whatever it took for him to embrace a new personal paradigm,

ol’ Ebeneezer certainly has now set the bar pretty high, don’tcha think?

Dang it.

It’s one thing for me to not be living up to the standards of Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, or Gandhi.

I gave up that on that long ago.
(at about age two according to mom)

But Scrooge?!?


The man I see in the mirror every morning can’t even hold a candle to Scrooge?!?

(Heck, he doesn’t even produce a podcast!)

Oh well,

I guess it couldn’t hurt me to suck-it-up and try to up my game.

At least for the next few days anyway.

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