Saturday, December 23, 2017

Oh brother

You know you live in a warped time where a season like Christmas brings more stories about stress than joy, and the prospect of indulging in a sumptuous feast of dainties and splurging is met with calls to eat carrots instead.  Look people, there is nothing wrong with feasting, eating junk, candy or mince meat pies - if done with the proper level of moderation.  You wouldn't want to have a diet of them, but on occasion or once  year, it's no big deal.

Problem is, too many have their diets centered on junk, candy or foods that make mince meat pies seem healthy by comparison. Why?  If I may, probably for two or three reasons.  One, stagnant wages and increased prices where unhealthy, processed food is far more accessible than healthy foods.  Second, most families have two working parents, if they have two parents at all, and there just isn't anyone around with the time to cook well balanced, healthy meals on a regular basis.  Finally, the fact that life continues to be more and more hectic, despite all the time saving devices we keep inventing (bonus: note how we almost never call anything a time saving device anymore).  And a hectic life makes healthy eating tough, unless your hectic life has brought with you the ability to employ a personal chef. 

Nonetheless, take a chill pill.  Just tell people, or Santa if you will, to eat in moderation.  There will be plenty of days for salads and carrots and grazing in the front yard.  Let the world have a chance to celebrate and rejoice with great feasting, for the reason for our joy has come.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. 

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