For the Christmas holiday, I am off. My last day of work was December 20 and I don't return until January 2. It's heavenly bliss - time to read, relax, and rejuvenate.
January is always crazy busy. This is a good time to build up a reserve of energy.
As I was running errands yesterday, I saw something wonderful. Many businesses are closing on Monday, Christmas Eve. Some have shortened hours. Virtually everyone is closed Christmas Day.
I picked up my dry cleaning and the store is closing both Monday and Tuesday. I was talking to one of the employees and she said that everyone was so excited - they will have three days off in a row.
Regardless of what holiday - if any - you celebrate, it's encouraging to see businesses give time off to employees. Time off to celebrate, rest, read, travel, be with friends and family, whatever gives them joy and juice.
I have books to read, blogs to write, pictures to take, and a few days on Lake Huron. I hope you have wonderful down time too.