Twas a few days before Christmas, sniffling all through the house
No one would come near me, not even a mouse.
My bags were all packed, presents wrapped with much care
And hopes for warm FL weather when I arrived there.
Yet here I lay nestled all snug in my bed
While visions of flu season danced in my head.
Oh no I prayed hard, this just can't be.
Please please, dear Santa, keep the flu FAR from me.
And in my stuffed head, there began a small clatter,
The habits that keep me healthy, really do matter!
I sprang out of bed, covers thrown in a flash,
And into my kitchen to raid my healing stash!
My neti pot filled, and ready to flow,
Nasal passages clear with one final blow!
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
Vitamin C, D and probiotics were all here!
My homeopathic remedies always do the trick
With all of this, there's no way I'll get sick.
More rapid than eagles, the solutions they came,
I'll add teas with all sorts of herbs to my game.
On ginger, on lemon, on honey, lickety split!
Cinnamon and cumin will always do the trick.
From the tip of my tongue, through the system it goes
I can feel the energy as it more readily flows!
And Triphala Oil, applied just after bath
You keep my VATA at bay so I stay on my path.
My humidifier runs all through the night,
To battle the dry and fight the good fight!
Warm home cooked foods will heal me inside, out
And soon a huge smile will replace this poor pout.
For this is the season to be merry and jolly.
Spread lots of love and dance under the holly.
And speaking of dance, I have to remember to move.
Just enough to get the juices flowing, to keep me in my groove.
A walk in the park, by the lake, at the beach
Are good enough to keep health all within reach.
I'll keep sipping water and the alcohol at bay.
To ensure I'm not feeling groggy all the next day.
I'll get plenty of sleep and take rest when I need,
My body, my temple, is what I will heed.
I'm back on my feet and ready to go
It's time to enjoy the holiday, and just take it slow.
So I wish for you just before I take flight,
LOVE PEACE AND JOY, and to all a GOOD NIGHT!