Before the season begins and gets hectic, let's take a moment to pause, reflect, and review the year past (hopefully a great one) and look forward to a year ahead (definitely, one that'll be great)... and read an inviting Christmas Poem. The author is unknown. I found it here.
T’was the day before Christmas,
but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had gone out that Santa was sick.
There would be no visit from jolly St. Nick.
The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,
but Santa was grounded.
He drove down the road,
and what should he see?
But a sign for a doctor, who was a D.C.
Now Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he tried Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance,
in a place such as this, illness hasn’t a chance.
The office staff smiled, the music was sappy,
with all of the patients contented and happy.
In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
he was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.
It must be the hurry, the tension and all,
I simply can’t seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy;
just kids, toys and whistles,
now I dodge smog, spaceships and missiles.
And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable and just barely able,
with the help of the Doctor, to get on the table.
The Doctor was gentle;
without a fuss or a tussle
he examined the vertebrae
and relaxed every muscle.
He spotted trouble and then with a click,
started aligning the spine of old St. Nick.
Santa felt aches and pains slipping away
and in no time at all he began to feel gay.(really?)
The air was a tingle with new fallen snow
and a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin’ to go.
As he went out the door, he threw them a kiss;
why, it had been centuries
since he felt good as this!
Then once more he shouldered
the bag full of toys,
his heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.
It might not be the day before Christmas, but some of us, admittedly, are feeling the stress of the upcoming holiday. While we are unwilling to neglect the shopping, the food preparation, and the beautiful gift wrapping, we must remember that our spine, the one we were born with that carries us through this Holiday and the next, must not be neglected. What does that even mean? Stress, whether it's physical, mental, or emotional can impact the way the nervous system functions. Ever feel "tension" in your shoulders, smell something and get a "headache" instantly, hear unexpected news and "feel sick to your stomach"? Three different symptoms or feelings, yet one nervous system to take care of them, or not.
Please, Remember your appointments, remember our bright faces ready to greet you, and remember our mission: To promote optimal health. We mean all year around.
Merry Christmas! Have a safe and happy holiday.