Week 17 - Day 1: Ghost of Christmas Present (played by Sydney in our production)- this ghost is filled with joy and laughter. He shows Scrooge scenes of people he knows who are filled with the spirit of Christmas. This enables Scrooge to see what he's missing. While the Ghost of Christmas Present is a happy spirit, he is also bold in condemning Scrooge for the lack of charity and his lack of empathy --imagining how it would feel to be someone else. This spirit brings out the beginnings of a new Scrooge, but leaves the reader a powerful lesson about judging others. Creativity Quote: `You have never seen the like of me before.' exclaimed the Spirit." Creativity know the present day is unlike any other that has been or will be...
Day 2 - Fezziwigs (played by Braydan & Scarlett): Fezziwig, the avid businessman, had plenty of money, yet lent it generously, while not holding back in throwing large parties every Christmas for every single one of his workers and some of their close friends. Fezziwig views his workers as members of his family, contrasting with Scrooge who wants nothing to do with his own nephew, only son of his sister, let alone one of his workers like Bob Crachit. Mr. Fezziwig shows us the power those in leadership roles have to bring joy to those who work for them.
Creativity Quote: "Life is too short for all work and no play. I
say it's time for a party!" Creativity believes in hard work, but also believes in play which brings us joy and keeps us forever young and "creative."
Day 3: Tiny Tim (played by Parker)- Tim is a sickly little boy who walks with a crutch; his father, Bob Cratchit, works for the wealthy miser Ebenezer Scrooge. Tiny Tim is cheerful in the face of his illness, and his prayer "God bless us every one!" is the opposite of Scrooge's "Bah, humbug!" Tiny Tim has a small role in the book, but an important one: When Scrooge is shown a vision of the future in which Tiny Tim dies, he is shaken from his grumpy ways.
Creativity Quote: "God bless us, every one."
Day 4 - Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come...often called the Ghost of Christmas Future (played by Brett): The phantom, a menacing figure clad in a black hooded robe, approaches Scrooge. Scrooge involuntarily kneels before him and asks if he is the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. The phantom does not answer, and Scrooge squirms in terror. Still trembling from the revealing experiences with the last two spirits, Scrooge pleads with the ghost to share his lesson, hopeful that he may avoid the fate of Marley. This spirit never speaks --he doesn't need to; Scrooge sees himself clearly now...
Creativity Quote: ...silence Creativity knows that there are times when everything that should be said, has been said --
Day 5 - Lessons Scrooge Learned (played by J.P.) ---remember...creative people are always learning and always thinks of others: 1. Before you can decide to change, you have to be honest and admit there is a problem with what you are doing. Scrooge didn't see anything wrong with his stinginess at first and saw no reason to change what he was doing. The time with the Spirits changed that bringing about his change. 2. Learn from the example of others. Look around. Do you see people making bad choices that cause them problems? Don't you do those things! Do you see people making good choices that give the a good life? Do the things they are doing! Scrooge learned about joy from Fezziwig, he learned about love from Bob Cratchit; he learned greed and unfeeling by looking at himself. 3. Be aware of the blessings around you! Be aware of your surroundings: the people in your life; there are many blessings that surround you every day; become thankful for them. Scrooge learned what a blessing his niece, Frederica, was to him and how much she needed him! 4. Your actions have consequences for others. What choose to do and not do afffects other people --your parents, your friends, your teachers, and your classmates. It isn't just about you! How are your choices and actions affecting those around you? The actions of the "NEW" Scrooge saved the life of Tiny Tim. 5. Change requires action. Remember, knowing you need to change, but doing nothing about it is stupid! People who really want to change CHANGE! They deliberately choose different ways to doing and being --ways that make their own life and the lives of those around them so much better. Scrooge even looks different at the end of the story. He is happier. He is changed and so are we...
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