An Open Letter to Mr. Grinch

Oh, Mr. Grinch.  We loved to hate you, but you wiggled your way into our hearts after you had some life-changing realizations.  And, so glad you did!  

They even wrote a song about you - when you were so sour and vile.  It's not a nice song, but true for awhile!

You're a monster, Mr. Grinch / Your heart's an empty hole / Your brain is full of spiders, you have garlic in your soul / Mr. Gri-inch / I wouldn't touch you with a thirty-nine-and-a-half foot pole.
You're a foul one, Mr. Grinch / You're a nasty, wasty skunk / Your heart is full of unwashed socks, your soul is full of gunk / Mr. Gri-inch / The three words that best describe you are as follows, and I quote: Stink, stank, stunk!

Mr. Grinch, why were you so...  GRINCH-y, anyway?  

I think you were jealous (masquerading as anger) of those that were happy in the nearby, close-knit community and over the years, your heart just kept shrinking and shrinking.  You became a hermit and didn't have anyone to teach you how to have a healthy, positive mindset!  No worries, though!  You can learn and implement this at any time!  It's never too late (but WHY WAIT until tomorrow?!)!!  

It's also hard when you seclude yourself.  That's what's so great about creating relationships online!!  (And in person, but you've got to admit - it's kind of awesome being able to talk to someone across the world on this great thing they call the Interwebs.)  Grinch, I can help you to be social - after all, what we use IS called social media!  You will have fun, POSSIBLY grow your current business venture, but for SURE you will have created some friendships!  

And speaking of community...  Grinch, although you weren't very nice to begin with (to put it mildly!), the inhabitants of Whoville welcomed you with open arms - I am part of a welcoming, loving community like this!  Totally true.  I am sure you would love to be a part of such a community!  (You are not alone, Mr. Grinch, you are not alone.)  

Mr. Grinch, you came to realize it's not all about the STUFF, it's about feeling, meaning, and sense of community that's important!  

And what happened, then? Well, in Whoville they say - that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day. And then - the true meaning of Christmas came through, and the Grinch found the strength of *ten* Grinches, plus two!

Mr. Grinch, I'm so glad we all got to see your transformation.  It wasn't always pretty, but you put yourself out there to show others you once struggled, too.  Thanks for telling your story!