On and after Christmas Day, give yourself permission...
to not pick up the Christmas wrapping right away. It will wait until the coffee has been sipped, the gifts admired again, the comments and questions and laughter has been savored.
to take a nap on Christmas afternoon.
to do something just to please someone else whether you want to or not. Remember that it's a choice you can make.
to eat another serving of dessert. Christmas only comes once a year and you won't sabotage your diet by overeating just a little one time.
to buy that thing you really want if you didn't get it for Christmas.
to stop and watch the snow falling or the sun shining or the grass growing. What you have to do will still be there 10 minutes from now.
Above all, give yourself permission to remember and to think and to reflect on what Christmas means to you and what it offers to the whole world, whether the whole world celebrates it or not.