Despite the fact that many, many people in the U.S. have Christmas Day off there are still many that work. Many of them are on duty to provide the rest of us with essential services. Many of them are there for our safety. Some are there to help us with the simpler things like coffee, last minute groceries or a meal because we didn’t feel like fixing it ourselves. Regardless, we need to give thanks to all employees working Christmas. Make sure, if you benefit from the fact that someone is on duty, to give them an extra thanks. Perhaps a larger tip than usual or some unexpected gesture (a nice one please.) My wife and I will be baking some goodies and dropping them off at the fire station around the corner as a “thank you” for being there. And if you know anyone in the military that is stationed away from their home make sure you let them know how much their sacrifice is appreciated.