Scrooge did it and so can you. The story of Scrooge was introduced in A Christmas Carol written by Charles Dickens in 1843. Since then, millions around the world have read it especially during the Christmas season. You are likely to read the story yourself during the next couple of months, see one of the movies depicting it, or certainly hear it mentioned. But I want you to get even more out of this great story. I want it to be a model you can use to fully realize the importance of editing the stories you tell yourself and reaping the benefits that would otherwise not be yours.

The word carol comes from the early French carole, meaning ring. The early singers of Christmas songs were called carolers because they would ring bells to announce good tidings and celebrate the season. I want you to imagine and hear bells ringing for you and the good things about to happen as you edit your stories and upgrade your life.


Your Face and the Stories You Tell

You don’t have to tell anyone how you perceive each day; You don’t have to say how you have lived your way. A tried and true picture serves in the place The way you live and the stories you tell appear in your face. What you say in your heart you wear in your face. If you live with love and infinite grace, It will fill your life and show in your face.             (modified version of one by an unknown author)

Scrooge was miserable and his face showed it!

Scrooge was a squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, covetous, old sinner! Hard and sharp as flint … secret, self-contained, and solitary as an oyster. The cold within him froze his old features, nipped his pointed nose, shriveled his cheek, stiffened his gait, made his eyes red, his thin lips blue, and spoke out shrewdly in his grating voice.

Certainly, Scrooge was a good candidate for story editing and a life makeover. In our next article we will examine how he did it.

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Copyright 2016 Brent Evans – Learning Success



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