He sure doesn’t ACT like Santa Claus!
“I guess Santas are just like everyone else. Some are nice, some are jerks and most are somewhere in the middle.” A quote from a relatively new Santa.
Yesterday I talked with 3 different people who had complaints either about individual Santas or a group of Santas. That was a lot for 1 day… typically I hear those types of complaints 2 or 3 times a week.
As I sit here at my computer thinking about the complaints I hear regularly about Santas it dawned on me… he was right WE ARE “just like everyone else”… and that’s why I’m writing this.
Maybe portraying Santa Claus IS NOT all about the children… MAYBE IT’S ALSO ABOUT US!
What if we were to be more “Santa-like” ALL OF THE TIME?
What if we were kind, considerate, thoughtful and jolly to ALL people? What if our “Santa personality” wasn’t just an act that we put on with our Santa suit? What if we lived more Santa-like 24/7/365 to ALL people?
Not only would we be serving children and their families we would better serve EVERYONE.
Maybe we should, as a community, strive to improve the way we communicate, the words we use, the tone of voice we use, our facial expressions and vocal variations, our expectations, our belief systems… maybe even our worldview.
Could we become beacons of light? Could we change on the inside as much as we do on the outside?
I’m probably out of line even bringing this up… this obviously goes WAY BEYOND portraying Santa or Mrs. Claus.
What do you think, is this a worthy objective?
Should I develop some sessions and “support group” to help us all more fully embody the character traits that are most love about Santa Claus?
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