There’s one thing I think many people take advantage of during the holidays – and that is those who may not be able to spend it with family and/or friends because of their professional life.
Take for example doctors. And police officers. And firemen.
Heck, think about those stuck working at gas stations and stores that are open on Christmas day. Do you know the local dollar store was open on Christmas a year or two? That just seems silly to me.
Think of those restaurants that open on Christmas day. Think of all the people they save from having to cook, or how they can give people who may not have the chance to be with others a spot for a good dinner. Somebody has to cook and serve those meals.
Sometimes, people tend to forget that some people have to work on the major holidays to keep things moving smooth.
As nice as it would be to say that on a holiday such as Christmas the world stops, peace prevails, nothing bad happens, and all are happy … that would just be one big, fat lie.
Remember, on those days, people still commit crime, others are homeless, some are lonely and just look for a good meal, and others just don’t celebrate these days for whatever reason (religious, personal etc.).
That all has to be kept in mind.
Still, if you are out and about on Christmas Day … and even if you don’t celebrate it, think of these other people who are working on this day. Maybe they do celebrate it and they don’t have the chance to celebrate with family and friends.
Smile. Say hi. Try and be friendly and warm. No matter beliefs or celebrations, being happy this time of year isn’t a bad thing.
In the end, remember others. This world doesn’t stop on any day, so it’s worth remembering that not everybody ends up with long weekends and such. And those people probably would like to be elsewhere if given the chance on that day, so try and keep that in mind if dealing with others.
And have a great holiday season!
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