This wonderful prose was created by our talented
Virtual Business Manager, Brenda Dunagan
‘Twas the night before Christmas, and Strengthsville was sound,
With all the DISC styles strongly holding their ground.
D-wired Deb was in charge of it all,
While C-wired Melissa decorated the hall.
S-wired hubby snuggled nice and deep in his chair,
While I-wired activities went on everywhere.
But, alas, loose in Strengthsville was the mean old Grouch,
Who took one look at hubby asleep on the couch
And decided that Christmas should all be the same,
That there would be no more of this DISC-wired game.
So he set out to change the D to an S
And to corral the I-wired so they wouldn’t digress.
He decided the C’s should release their perfection
And then was quite pleased with this needed correction.
The Grouch firmly decided that all should be one,
That this would make Christmas all the more fun.
Each would get presents, the same one and all,
And all would be happy to play the same ball.
And no one would fight over who got what gift,
For if all were the same, there would be no rift.
And all would agree quite agreeably you see,
And no one would differ any differently.
But, alas, they were mad as they looked all around –
Not one happy person in Strengthsville was found.
The D could not change to an S or a C,
And the S felt great pressure when turned to a D.
The I’s were unhappily bored just to stand,
While the C’s were frustrated by such a bad plan.
But the Grouch was quite happy and riddled with glee
Because they were grouchy, as much as could be.
You see, in his efforts to make all the same,
He had made them all grouches – they took on his name.
D-wired Deb refused to comply.
She confronted the Grouch to find out why.
She decided that he was quite wrong from the start
And that what the Grouch needed was a big change of heart.
She pulled out her assessment and a bold black pen,
And then the Grouch interrogation began.
“How would you do this or that?” she asked Grouch,
As he sputtered and squirmed on his green Grouch couch.
So she worked with the Grouch to determine his strengths.
It took quite an effort, but she went to great lengths
To help him see that not all are the same,
That each has strengths assigned to his name.
So Deb got a Hummer, all shiny and black.
She took off for Starbucks and has not yet come back.
Melissa got crafts and creative supplies,
And is creating creations and baking great pies.
Hubby got books and went back to his chair,
Peacefully reading right then and right there.
The I-wireds went searching for shiny objects galore,
All on sale at half price at the Funmart store.
S-wireds were content with the peace that ensued,
And befriended the Grouch, who was no longer rude.
And all were quite happy, as much as could be
When the D was a D, and the C was a C.