The Whos in Whoville, from How the Grinch Stole Christmas, can be an inspiration to all of us this holiday season. With the hustle and bustle, we sometimes lose sight of what we have to be thankful for.
The Grinch hated Christmas. He didn’t understand it wasn’t all about the toys, decorations, gifts, etc. In fact, he thought he could ruin everyone’s holiday simply by taking those material things. . .
“When he packed up his sled,
Packed it up with their presents! The ribbons! The wrappings!
The tags! And the tinsel! The trimmings! The trappings!”
But to his surprise Christmas still came without all of those things. For the Whos knew that the holidays are about what we are thankful for. And the Grinch learned what we all need to remember. . .
“Maybe Christmas,” he thought, “doesn’t come from a store.
“Maybe Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
When you reflect this Holiday season on all the things that you are thankful for, do you list your job or your independence? Often times these are things that we take for granted. But imagine if you didn’t have a paycheck or know where to turn for help; couldn’t buy presents for loved ones; or were struggling with a disability that was inhibiting your independence. These are not just scenarios. These are the struggles faced by individuals served by Goodwill each and every day.
We help youth, adults, and seniors with disabilities, economic disadvantages and those who have lost their job due to company closing or layoff. Goodwill training and employment programs help people get back to work and gain greater independence. Your donations help make these programs possible.
So we ask you this holiday season, to join us “Whos” at Goodwill. Stop and remember to be thankful for all the things in your life and join us as we help others in our community get back to work.
Want to share this Holiday Classic with your family and friends? How the Grinch Stole Christmas is scheduled to air tomorrow, Friday, December 13th at 8pm on TBS. Check your local listings for more information.
And today’s Good News? We “Whos” at Goodwill are thankful for everyone that has supported our mission of helping people and families in our community get back to work and gain greater independence. Happy Holidays from Goodwill!