Finding the Elf Within Yourself
Ever feel like you don’t belong?
Do you strive to put a smile on people’s faces?
Are you from the North Pole?
If you answered yes to at least two of the questions above (doesn’t matter which), then some congratulations are in order: You are either an Elf and/or you consider yourself a buddy to family, friends and strangers alike.
And if you think about it, this is the season to be a great stranger. Yes, I’m aware of how that reads, but it’s true. Making sure to hold a door open, helping someone pick up a bag they’ve dropped or being cheerful (along with a nice tip) to the workers with those grueling holiday shifts. A little Christmas cheer never hurt, just as long as you cater it to understanding the hardships some may be going through. And just as every child deserves at least one present under the Christmas tree, every person deserves at least one genuine smile-worthy moment this time of year.
Enter another one of my favorite Christmas-themed movies: Elf. Here is a video with some of the best scenes from the film.
Buddy the Elf probably won’t fit on your shelf, but the movie Elf definitely can (and should).