The Elf Who Ate Too Much
There was once an elf
named Frez that would get so nervous at Christmas time he would eat two lunches
at the elf cafeteria. He was trying to be just too perfect in making his toys
and never thought they were good enough for the children.
The dolls' eyes never
seemed to sparkle enough, thought Frez, and the wagons were not as shinny as
last year. Nothing seemed to be going well and the time for delivery of the
presents as getting closer.
No one understood why
Frez was getting so particular and asking for a size larger elf suit. Then, one
day Santa discovered what the problem was and began to solve it. It seemed that
Frez was not a young elf, but elves never looked their age, because they were so
cheerful and happy. Frez needed to feel he was special, so Santa gave him his
own project called "special toys." These were all the toys that were
broken and needed repairs and love. Frez was so glad to be in charge of such a
project that he ate only one lunch that day to hurry back to his tasks.
We can learn from what
Santa did for Frez about ourselves. Sometimes we have off days when we are just
not feeling quite positive. Someone's smile or asking us to join some friends
can make our whole day worthwhile.
Frez is content now with
restoring the broken toys to new, and he does not have to eat so much because he
is happy. He even wears his old suit now, and his new suit is taken in for his
Let us try to do
something worthwhile everyday so a "Frez Attack" will never get us. We
all have special talents and we can help someone out that we see feeling down.
It takes only a few moments to be able to know why someone is not feeling happy.
Take that time from your usual day and listen. Most importantly, we are here to
help each other and all of us have that special talent to do it. Use yours