5 Lessons Learned from the Grinch

“The three words that describe you are as follow and I quote; stink, stank, stunk.”
-Thurl Ravenscroft, How the Grinch Stole Christmas


1. People are Forgiving. As much as the Grinch tries and is a jerk, as soon as he realizes that Christmas doesn’t come from a store, that perhaps Christmas means a little bit more, he accepts the kindness of strangers and in return they forgive and accept him.

Lesson: no matter if you are wrong or make a mistake, apologize for your error. You most likely be forgiven. Give it a try.

2. You are Stronger Than You Think. The sleigh full of presents were teetering on the brink of collapse, but when the Grinch finally understood the true meaning of Christmas he became determined to save Whos’ Christmas bounty by finding the strength of ten Grinches… plus two.

Lesson: challenge yourself, believe in yourself. If you think it, you can do it. You are stronger than you think you are.

3. Loud Noises are Bothersome. The Whos’ are a festive bunch and are not afraid to show it. They bang on their tong-tinglers, they blow their foo-flounders, they crash jang-jinglers. I think we can all relate that we would all hate this Noise, Noise, Noise, Noise

Lesson: invest in a pair of Bose noise canceling headphones.

4. Talking in Rhyme Makes You More Authoritative. Notice how those around the Grinch pay closer attention when he rhymes? Well, maybe they didn’t have a choice.

Lesson: It’s not hard to do, simply use a different word or two. Just make the words match, if you itch then scratch. Everyone will think your smart and it’s true.

5. It’s Not That Hard to Trick a Who. How does one get away with stealing the entire contents of the house without anyone noticing? Not sure. Then when Cindy Lou Who awakes the Grinch simply tells her that one side of the tree won’t light on one side. And that he is taking the tree to his workshop to fix it up there and bring it back here. I guess if I was no more than two I would agree this may be true. But I still can’t get past that not one Who in town knew he looted them blind.

Lesson: don’t steal, it’s just wrong.