Insights from Buddy the elf
As we get closer and closer to Christmas, that magical buzz in the air becomes almost palpable. Shoppers hold doors open, everyone seems to have a smile on their face, and drivers even let people cut in front of them (well, everywhere except for in NYC). Christmas time is my favorite time of year.
For one thing, we have an ample supply of life-changing movies to watch. One such flick from which I have gleaned a wonderful life-lesson: Elf, the movie. Buddy, the elf, is a naïve human, raised by elves, who suddenly find himself in the cold, hard world as he searches for his father. Yes – another blog posting with an elf picture.
However, Buddy does not let our everyday cynism get him down. Instead, he calls upon the third rule of Code of the Elves to help him keep the faith:
The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear
And this is exactly what Buddy does when he encounters the company mailroom, which is a place that “reminds [him] of Santa’s Workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms and everyone looks like they want to hurt me.”
Buddy’s love of holiday cheer kicks in, and before he knows it, he has transformed the mailroom into a dance party, complete with hugs and cheering.
I think we should all take this Golden Rule to heart. The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear. The next time you see someone who could use some holiday cheer, you know what to do!!