Frosty the Snowman.
We all know the song and have probably seen the 50 year old classic TV special.
In case you don’t know or remember, some kids build a snowman and put a magicians’ hat on its head. The snowman comes to life. It plays and sings songs with the kids. When it starts to melt, they all realize that it’s too warm in the town for it and they need to get it to the North Pole where it can live forever — so they take off on an adventure.
The magician, realizing his hat is magical and could be worth money, follows them. He locks Frosty in a greenhouse full of tropical plants, where Frosty melts. But Santa shows up, threatens the magician with a lifetime sentence on the naughty list and gets the hat back. A strong wind blows and Frosty is back!
Santa takes the kid who was traveling with Frosty home and rides off with Frosty to live with him, the Mrs, the elves and reindeer in Christmas village. Happily ever after.
I noticed a lot of interesting things watching Frosty in preparation for this post:
I know you all were hoping for profound, practical management lessons. I was, too. But I just didn’t find them.
I found fun instead.
So that’s the lesson. Not everything is all that deep. Sometimes things are just there for fun, foolish entertainment.
It’s rare but it’s real.
And the truth is, we need that … The fun and lightness of Frosty’s story is just as important to our existence as anything with a clear, inspirational message. Because we need balance in our lives.
It took a twerking Snowman to remind me of that.
What will it take for you?