We are a week away from the biggest family day of the year. Life is messy; there is no escaping the joy, tears and drama ahead. It’s the same every year, you know the routine. You spend the first five minutes catching up and the next three days remembering why you only do this once a year. Those of us blessed with family we actually enjoy spending time with can still appreciate the uninvited drama that manages to show up each year.
I’m all for cutting the drama and enjoying a peaceful uneventful holiday season. So this year let’s see if we can manage both, Thanksgiving and Christmas, without a single trip to the emergency room. It is possible with a little planning and forethought.
Try following a few common sense suggestions:
Do not overeat. Enjoy the special holiday dishes. Take smaller portions. Eat slowly and only until your stomach feels full. Stuffing your stomach increases the pressure on an already over worked liver and gallbladder, not to mention your entire digestive system. Over-stuffing the system with food will lead to irritated nerves and short tempers. Drama, Drama, Drama! Not to mention the physical complaints of vomiting and or diarrhea, acid reflux, gallbladder attacks, appendicitis, heart attack, gout, sciatica pain, and the list goes on.
Meet the Family: Decide this year to steer clear of the old emotional junk. Every family has them. The subjects better left alone. So, leave them alone. Allow each person to be new to you. Someone you are just meeting and getting to know. Try it; you will be amazed to discover how little you actually know about those who mean the most to you. We are all constantly growing and changing yet we seldom take the time to get reacquainted.
Be Grateful. For most of us the small group of friends and family who truly know, accept, and believe in us can be counted on one hand, the few truly blessed ones may need to take a shoe off. You are who you are today because someone believed in you when you were clueless. Someone lit your fire and kept it burning by little acts of love and caring. In this life no one makes good alone. Your gifts and talents are from the Father above, your ability to develop and grow you owe to the special group of family and friends making up the nucleus of your world. Who you become is your grateful offering of love back to the Father.
Herbal Supports to have on hand for the Holliday Drama
Here is a quick list to pack:
- Digestive Tonic, L/P Formula: Upset Stomach to Gallbladder Attack
- LBF #1: Constipation & LBF #2: Vomiting & Diarrhea
- Cayenne & Lobelia
- NF Formula: Emotional Drama, Panic Attack ect..
BF&C Salve/ M&L Salve