unsung hero

December 15, 2007


During this holiday season, many of us will be rushing from party to party, slugging down eggnog and carelessly ripping apart painstakingly wrapped presents. We’ll, no doubt, be thanking Santa for all the lovely gifts bestowed upon us, giving him all the credit for the momentary glee we experience as we pile up our newly aquired swag.

Well, before you tear into that last box of See’s candy, I invite you to take a moment. Take a moment to think about the folks who worked tirelessly all year long, well into the wee hours of the morning. The people working behind the scenes to make it all possible, the ones really responsible for that silly smile on your face

I’m speaking of course, of the elf.

Elves. The unsung heroes of Christmas. So again, please take a moment. Think of them in their ill fitting, green suits and their pointy little shoes. Think of how their efforts make Mr. Kringle look good. That’s all they really want, is just a moment. A moment of recognition.

A moment of recognition, and maybe an extra cookie set out on the table Christmas Eve night. (They don’t really eat much.)

Thank you, this has been a Public Service Announcement, paid for by E.L.F.S. (Elves Looking for Sympathy.)

4 Responses to “unsung hero”

  1. artseafartsea Says:

    You are a riot. That little guy is adorable. And so real.

  2. Helena C. Rådström Says:

    This is a good one. I love the last bit about E.L.F.S.! 🙂

  3. Yes, the poor wee elves. And does anyone even give a second thought about what it must be like living at the North Pole with ears like those? They must be nearly always bright red and freezing or itching like crazy as they warm up. Bravo for speaking up—I believe the elves have found a new hero in you.

  4. Nancy Lefko Says:

    Just wonderful…..thanks for the early morning smile !!

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