There’s Always A Grinch.

Yes. Virginia. There is a Grinch.

Despite our best plans and intentions during the holiday season, there is always something that’ll pop up and cause us to frown.
But I learned a lesson recently from our preschoolers.
Despite the Grinch swooping in from offstage during our PreK holiday music performance, our preschoolers didn’t miss a beat or let the Grinch steal their enthusiastic joy.

No doubt you noticed our preschoolers welcomed the Grinch to their party with open arms!
Amazingly, this is actually a pretty good strategy for dealing with life’s occasional interruptions and pitfalls, don’t you think?
And there’s a good lesson here for us, of course.
When you embrace and include your holiday Grinch – whatever or whoever it may be – you’ll never know the positive difference you might make.

Not all surprise Grinches are bad, you know.

Here’s one emailed to me from a staff member that caused me to chuckle!

Merry Christmas!

Oh well, I guess I can’t deny the obvious similarity.

It’s a good thing Ralphie is so handsome!

Are you looking for some last-minute gift suggestions?

I really like the ones journalist Oren Arnold suggested to his readers more than a half-century ago:

• To your enemy – give forgiveness.
• To your opponent – give tolerance.
• To a customer – give service.
• To your friends – give your heart.
• To every child – give a good example.
• To yourself – give respect.
• To all – give charity.

So with this, my friends, I wish you a heartfelt Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

As these photos taken by List Elem. secretary Wendy Yagiela affirm, we’re blessed to celebrate the holiday season in Frankenmuth!

My next “But Wait! There’s More!” email will come to you Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022

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