As we all know at this time of year, Santa's making a list, and he's checking it twice. He's a very thorough as well as jolly old soul. He is going to find out who's naughty and who's nice- yes, he does have a moral compass that will help him to determine who gets what and who doesn't. Of course, you better not pout, you better not cry. Santa's all about taking responsibility for one's actions and dealing with things. Stuff happens, deal with it. Issues come up that we would like to ignore; no… just do it. That's the way the big guy thinks. After all, he's got one day to showcase his year-long work annually
And make sure you think before you act. As an example, this red-suited guy flies all over the world in a short amount of time- he packs his heavy clothes, and he makes sure Rudolph leads the way with his bright, red bulbous nose to help ensure no collision problems with wayward satellites or planes. Good planning, indeed. And yes, he's probably insured anyway. He does know if you've been bad or good, so be good, for goodness sake, for the sake of your family, for the sake of your business compatriots, and for the sake of your own soul. Because after all, before you answer to Santa, you really do have to answer to yourself.
And finally, lighten up, laugh a bit, put on some loud music and revel in it. Santa's really into being jovial and spirited and giving, and that's not a bad life plan. Growing up is highly over-rated, so find the kid within yourself at this time of year as you slog through shopping centers and parking lots and horrid fruitcakes. Actually, retaining childlike qualities, or neoteny, as business guru Glenn Furuya taught me, is a great wish for all as we head into the merry days ahead. Santa Claus is coming to town, but his qualities just may be within you already; find them. And think about it..