advent calendar – day 7
December 7, 2009
ELVES – THE UNSUNG HEROES OF CHRISTMAS
During this holiday season, many of us will be rushing from party to party, slugging down eggnog then carelessly ripping apart painstakingly wrapped presents. Afterwards we will, no doubt, be thanking Santa for all the lovely gifts bestowed upon us, giving him most 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 making 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. Elves, their voices must be heard. So again, please take a moment. Think of them in their ill fitting, green suits and their pointy little shoes. Think of how their elfin efforts make Mr. Kringle look good. Think of the elves. That’s all they really want – 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.)