My Biggest Question for the Holidays: to eat or not to eat?

Santa Claus with Milk And Cookies

I sat in my pew at church listening to the sermon which included thoughts on ‘reaping what you sow’. Of course we all know that it is impossible to physically plant tomatoes and harvest carrots; neither can we figuratively plant hate and reap love. Although biblical however, I realized that the practice of sowing could also be linked to other things in our lives.

For example, Christmas is a big deal for me in terms of trying to control not only what I consume but how much of the ham, rich rum cake, sodas, alcohol, etc. I allow myself to enjoy. It’s the same every single holiday season: I go out, I am tempted by the abundance of food, I drink and eat a lot of whatever is offered, I cringe when I get onto the scale in January (in clothing that has seemingly shrunk overnight).

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