How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, and animator, best known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Doctor Seuss.

The story behind the writing of this book is that Dr. Seuss came up with the idea for The Grinch the day after Christmas. Gisel wrote that when he  looked in the mirror that morning after Christmas and saw a rather Grinch-ish look on his face. “Something had gone awfully wrong with Christmas or maybe with me,” he said. Weary of the over-commercialization of Christmas and sensing that the meaning of the holiday was being lost in the wrappings and ribbons, boxes and bows, Ted Geisel sat down and wrote How The Grinch Stole Christmas! when he was 53 years old.

The following quote is one of my favorite’s from this book. A simple message for this time of the year. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

Merry Christmas everyone and wishing you a Christmas that will last all through 2019!

Thanks for Reading

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