The word, "Scrooge", is in reference to Ebenezer Scrooge, the focal character in the story A Christmas Carol (1843) by Charles Dickens. In the story, he is a "penny-pincher" and a miserable old man that detests the joy that those around him enjoy around Christmas time.
The word, "scrooge", is used to describe those who are negative, stingy and miserable. In case you can't figure it out, it's not a compliment to be called a "scrooge".
Life can be tough at times and, if one allows the negativity to overcome them, even the happiest and most joyful person can become a "scrooge".
Hey listen, for many, this time of the year isn't very enjoyable for them because they are going through it alone and they miss a loved one that used to be around them during this time in the past. Others may struggle with what they DON'T have - especially if they have children at home - and they worry about how they will actually even have a Christmas for their children.
We could go on and on, couldn't we? Sure we could! There is ALWAYS plenty of negativity in the world around us. Always.
I simply want to encourage you to not allow yourself to allow your heart to become "cold" and closed off to the love and joy that surrounds us each and every day. In the midst of all the things that may be wrong, do not forget that love and joy also abounds. It may be hard to find at times and it may require you to search for it - especially if you are undergoing a struggle at the time.
But it's there. Allow your heart to remain open and absorb that love and joy. BE that love and joy to and for those around you!
Because YOU need it and WE (those around you) need you to continue to share the love and joy that you have within.
And, while I"m at it, "Merry Christmas!"
Until next time, whatever you do, please be sure to...
"Make it an AWESOME day! (Who else is going to do it for you?)"
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