Noah’s first Christmas has me thinking of all kinds of traditions that I want to start with our little family of 3. First and foremost, we plan to emphasize the magnitude of what Christ being born actually means. So many Christmas carols state the beauty of this historical event so clearly, but this year, these words from “Silent Night” struck me:
Radiant beams from thy holy face, with the dawn of redeeming grace. Jesus, Lord at thy birth. Jesus, Lord at thy birth.
I hope this Christmas season has been a Kailo Christmas season for you, taking time to focus on your physical and spiritual health. I plan to create traditions that focus on the spiritual meaning of Christmas, and I hope to also create some healthy holiday traditions as well. The key to to make them so you don’t even realize you are being active or eating nutritiously. Here are some thoughts:
- Bundle up and walk around the neighborhood to see the Christmas lights.
- Go visit the more “experienced” members of our society at a retirement community, walking around to wish them a Merry Christmas. *Just a note, many of them who are now living in their 80’s and 90’s should have some good tips for how to live so long.
- Amid all the unhealthy foods out there, have some healthy food traditions. Clementines, green crunchies (baked kale chips) with fresh red juice (cran-apple-anything), Christmas tree veggie pizza, Christmas cocomint chocolates, etc.
- Decorate with Christmas lights outside.
- Go Christmas Caroling.