Tidings of comfort and joy.

December 24th, 2010

For a couple of hours out of the whole year, we are the people that we always hoped we would be. It’s a miracle. It’s really a sort of a miracle. Because it happens every Christmas Eve. And if you waste that miracle, you’re going to burn  for it. I know what I’m talking about. You have to do something. You have to take a chance. You do have to get involved. There are people that are having trouble making their miracle happen. There are people that don’t have enough to eat. There are people that are cold. You can go out and say hello to these people. You can take an old blanket out of the closet and say, “Here.” You can make them a sandwich and say, “Oh, by the way, HERE. I get it now.” And if you give, then it can happen. The miracle can happen to you. It’s not just the poor and the hungry — it’s everybody that’s got to have this miracle, and it can happen tonight, for all of you, if you believe in this spirit thing, the miracle  will happen and then you’ll want it to happen again tomorrow. you won’t be one of those bastards who says Christmas is once a year and it’s a fraud…it’s not. It can happen every day..you’ve just got to want that feeling. And if you like it and you want it you’ll get greedy for it…you’ll want it every day of your life, and it can happen to you. I believe in it now. I believe it’s gonna happen to me now, and I’m ready for it.

–Scrooged

If you are one of the two or three people on the planet who haven’t yet heard of the Christmas miracle wrought by Jenny Lawson and her blog fans, may I suggest you make like a shepherd and drop whatever you are doing to go see this thing.

(and then read Ryan’s thank you letter to Jenny, which speaks beautifully to the truth riffed by Bill Murray in one of our favorite holiday movies: “It’s not just the poor and the hungry. It’s everybody that’s got to have this miracle.”

May we all find it now. Merry Christmas.

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