The precedent was set long ago to honor our nation’s presidents in February.
Imagining life back in the late 1700s when the country that became known as the United States of America was at its inception can be an overwhelming exercise. Overwhelming, yes, but even more so an amazing reflection to partake. The first president, George Washington, took office back in 1789. How far this nation has come is extraordinary. And throughout history, the American people have elected a few great presidents, many good presidents and some not-so-great presidents.
It’s the opinion of Jimmy’s Daily Planet that Americans experience one truly great president about once every one century. Thus far, this list (in chronological order) consists of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan. Remember, this list is for Americans presidents that were “next-level” leaders, gentlemen and visionaries.
Speaking of someone who is “next-level” smart when it comes to American presidents…
We should all have the enthusiasm for knowledge as the young Macey Hensley.
Have a Fantastic President’s Day.
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).
Christmas is only a couple weeks away.
At this point of the year, specifically the holiday season, we reflect on the past several months and the past several years. With Thanksgiving (and those familial conversations) behind us in the rear view mirror, the next challenge for many is ensuring that everything is ready for Christmas.
Most importantly, picking out the perfect Christmas tree.
This movie is all part of the Christmas experience.
Have a Great Week!
Oddly enough, the holiday with the greatest potential for conflict is the very same holiday that brings families the closest together.
Thanksgiving isn’t the day for reading long blogs (even Jimmy’s Daily Planet), but for spending time with family, friends and loved ones. So, accordingly, this post will be short and sweet.
Thanksgiving should be like a harlequin clown that’s riding a unicorn while doing a high-five with a dolphin (an actual Beverly Goldberg sweater). In other words: Ridiculously joyful.