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Random Shots of Christmas

Posted Dec 22 2012 12:00am

A truck full of toys …

All laid out on a stage …

Plus a joyful (if somewhat weary-looking) Santa* …

Equals one special afternoon at an after school program for local at-risk kids:

It’s projects like this and days like this that make the holidays somewhat frenzied at times - and also makes me feel like I have little initiative or motivation for training.  However, these are also the things that make me see that in the grand scheme of things, training really isn’t that big of a deal.

*By the way, see that hair and beard on Santa?  It’s all real.  And apparently he owns his own suit and makes several appearances like this every year.  On this particular afternoon, Santa spent time with more than 90 kids, spoke with each of them individually while handing out presents, and hung around afterwards to spread Christmas cheer to kids who sorely need it.  So, yeah, he looks a little tired … but this guy lives for this sort of thing, and it shows.  Maybe we should all be tired like that.

"Christmas is Coming", from  (click to play)

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