Today, I played the character the Grinch for our town Christmas parade. It was an experience. One I’ll never forget. Never done anything like that before. I have to do it a couple more times, hopefully I get better at it.
It was weird, people coming up asking to take pictures with the Grinch. It was expected though. Just weird. That’s why I need to get in character and stay there while I am the Grinch. It was hard denying myself here. Jesus tells us to deny ourselves. Put on a mask and try it people, it’s really hard. But Jesus had a point there, deny yourself and follow him. We are fleshly and denying the flesh is hard, even doing it as the Grinch character.
You have to understand that I’m a laid back kind of guy. I’m one that doesn’t do pictures and avoids sticky finger kids. But for the sake of their joy, I’ll be the Grinch. Jesus says that Heaven belongs to the children.
Now, for my own sake, being the Grinch is taking me out of my comfort zone. I needed that. Life is getting, not boring, but monotonous.
I was telling my wife I wanted to do something different. Of course she came with questions like, “like what”? and I was like, I have no idea.
So, I’ll start with the Grinch. I’m a little “grinchy” at times anyway. I can do this, right?
That picture is after I took the Grinch mask off. It took me about 2 hours to remove it. That was no fun. I was more of the Grinch in that time then I was prior. Oh the agony!!!
I did however enjoy it. And I got a few great pictures as well. Like the one below of the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. My daughter played Cindy Lou Who. She’s awesome!
We, the Hospital I work for, had a Whoville float in the parade. We won the Grand prize.
I hear it came with a… Check!
Putting the mask on took several hours… that too was no fun. I didn’t even get to finish my coffee I had just made myself before my makeup artist (my wife) began. Where’s the fun in that?
It was fun…I heard the comment, “you know he loves it!” Who every they were talking too knows more than I do I guess… It was different. I loved that! I hope to keep doing things differently. Denying myself as Jesus wants us too.