Extend the Story and Give a GRINCH a Happy Ending

Have you ever been around a Grinch? If you have, you know who I’m talking about. Someone who takes pleasure in spoiling the pleasure of others.

Is it possible to de-grinch a Grinch? Dr. Seuss thought so. And the citizens of Who-ville are proof that it can be done. But how?

How can those of us who are not as cute as Little Cindy Lou Who de-grinch the grinchiest of Grinches? I dare not attempt to wordsmith verse like the beloved G.O.A.T. Dr. Seuss. But I will offer my thoughts in ACRONYM.

G-R-I-N-C-H: 6 steps to de-grinch the grinchiest of Grinches.



Imagine if the story of the Grinch had ended before Christmas morning? Fortunately for the Grinch, he saw the happy Whos, and “his small heart grew 3 times that day.” The Grinch wanted to see the damage he had done and ended up extending the story. He also ended up writing his own happily ever. The Grinch did it unintentionally. Which begs the question. Can we be intentional about how our story ends? I believe we can. Begin with happy.

If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story. ~Orson Welles


Daily Doable: Don’t let a Grinch’s story end in despair. You can help write their happily ever after. How? Extend the story by being happy.

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