There exists a kind of lightness and unhindered joy that can fill a company and its employees with deep and instantaneous happiness. In Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, Mr Fezziwig is a perfect example of this lightness and joy. When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes old Scrooge to see Fezziwig’s ball, even his own heart is kindled with warmth. Dickens describes the joy of Fezziwig’s house on Christmas Eve. The warehouse was swept and cleared, a fire lit the room, and a fiddler played his song. Mr Fezziwig’s daughters, the housemaid, the baker, the milkman and the cook came to the ball. In came more than twenty couples, dancing, eating a roast, and wishing each other a Merry Christmas. Looking on, Scrooge felt younger, unlike the miser he had become. And the Ghost comments to Scrooge: “He has spent but a few pounds of your mortal money: three or four, perhaps. Is that so much that he deserves praise?” “It isn’t that,” said Scrooge, heated by...Read More
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