What do you do the day after Christmas? Do you sleep in? Have breakfast in bed? Rejoice that your mission for the year is
Or are you already planning for next year?
I hope you take a few days off and recharge those batteries. I hope that the pictures I’ve seen of tropical Santa in flowered shorts and a straw hat are real and you’re taking the missus on a much-deserved vacation.
When I was a teacher, the day after Christmas was one day closer to going back to work, so I would embrace the day, try to make it last as long as possible. But the days always slipped away and I found myself back at school. Now don’t get me wrong—I loved teaching, loved my kids—but teaching is exhausting and
sometimes my batteries didn’t get totally recharged, which is why I want you to take that vacation. The last thing this world needs is a burned-out Santa.
The day after Christmas represents such a shift. The holiday for which I’ve been preparing for months is over. Done. Gone for another twelve months. If I feel a mixed sense of sadness and relief, I can only imagine what you feel after completing such a monumental task.
So, Santa, take care of yourself. We appreciate what you do, sharing the Love and Hope and Goodness that this season represents.