As another Christmas approaches I am reflecting more and more on what is really important in our lives.
I love the whole Christmas experience. The decorating of the tree and house. I have the manger I grew up with still and I enjoy special memories of setting it up every year as long as I can remember. I especially love Christmas music, just makes me feel good. Watching Polar Express with my kids, and of course Its a Wonderful Life that movie makes me cry everytime! Spending time with friends and family, treats and toasts (remember – everything in moderation including moderation!) watching college football bowl games, doing my White Suiter work culminating in the Rose Parade, it’s all good!
Let me tell you though. I had a few years where Christmas would be a very sad time, I would get sick physically and emotionally every Christmas season. Christmas sucked! This was the result of what happened on Christmas Eve 1985. I awoke very early to the sound of my dad gasping, struggling for breath. I ran into his bedroom freaked out, not knowing what to do as I stood there with dad sitting on the edge of his bed fighting to breathe. Then he just fell back against the wall and I will never forget the look in his eyes, the look of fear as I stood there and watched him die.
He had been diagnosed the month before with throat cancer and had just started radiation treatments. The radiation though caused his lungs to fill with fluid and he basically had a heart attack while drowning.
My mission since then is to keep that scary stuff from happening to other people. That’s why I constantly tell people that getting adjusted regularly will reduce the chances of a 911 type event like that from happening to you. That’s the power of chiropractic, to keep the nervous system strong so your body has its full healing power turned on that God gave you so hopefully you never get to the point where my dad was.
My Christmas wish for you is that you remember that “things” are unimportant, you can always replace or get more things. People, relationships, experiences are the most important thing we all have in this life. Cherish the people in your life. Stay present in the moments and truly experience your life. Be thankful for all you have. I wish you the very best holiday season. I hope you will take some time and think about the choices you are making now, how you are living now, and make wise choices that will lead to the type of life you want to have in the future years.
Merry Christmas to one and all!
Kyle’s Holiday Hours:
Saturday Dec. 17th 9AM – 10AM
Out Sunday Dec. 18th through Monday Dec. 26th
Tuesday Dec. 27th 2 – 7PM
Wednesday Dec. 28th 8AM – 1PM
Thursday Dec. 29th 9AM – 1PM and 4 – 7PM
Wednesday Jan. 4th 8AM – 1PM
Hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful, safe holiday season!
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