Once again, we have arrived at December of another year and many of us are busier than normal leading up to Christmas antcipating much needed holidays and time with our loved ones.
Christmas is usually a time for many to reflect upon more spiritual aspects of our lives. We honour the nativity of Jesus Christ as a healer and a figure of hope and salvation.
Here is a quote from Mother Teresa:
“At this Christmas when Christ comes, will He find a warm heart? Mark the season of Advent by loving and serving others with God’s own love and concern.”
All of us at LDS are grateful and honoured to provide health care to our patients and we would also like to offer some tips and tricks that could make your festive season even more fabulous!
Many families have traditional meals that need ovens for cooking. Time in front of a hot oven could limit the time you spend socialising with guest, so why not pre-cook what you can or if your guests are not too fussy, have various salads or even seafood to offer.
For the brave planning to take on the Christmas retail rush, plan ahead, get in early and if you are not able to buy on-line, write a list before hand to reign in impulse spending! For unexpected guests, keep a spare bottle or gift handy just in case!
For those on the move ensure you allow time to rest and revive every 2 hours if travelling by car. Its vital that you stay alert behind the wheel. Pack quiet toys for kids and reward co-operative behaviour with treats and praise especially for a longer drive!
We are very lucky to be spending Summer on holidays with many beaches, rivers and pools to enjoy. Always be mindful of water and sun safety and if you are having a party near the water, stay hydrated and wear sunscreen especially on hot days.
As they say, giving is living! Why not have friends or family choose a charity from the ones we’ve highlighted each month on the LDS website and donate what you can?
We at LDS want to wish all of our patients, practitioners and their families a relaxing and prosperous Christmas break and all the best for 2018.