Time to Celebrate!



By Ifeyinwa Ugo-Amadi

The Christmas season is here - a season filled with lots of love and happiness. The season is ushered in by the harmattan. The harmattan comes with the cold morning breeze and hot dusty afternoon. Despite the harsh weather condition, there are lots of hustling and bustling- from Yaba to Balogun to Oshodi. Lots of merry-making and partying; Lots to buy and sell; Lots to give and receive; Lots to eat and drink.

It comes up towards the latter part of the year so; everyone is involved in the celebration. People are celebrating for various reasons - some celebrate because we are approaching the end of the year and the beginning of another while others celebrate because every other person is celebrating. Either knowingly or unknowingly, everyone seems to be celebrating the birth of a new dawn. 

Reflecting on the reason for Christmas, it is a time chosen to remember the birth of Jesus Christ – a very great man in history, who Christians believe is the Son of God. The name 'Christmas' comes from the Mass of Christ (or Jesus).  Long before now, Christmas was often not celebrated because partying and merry making was seen as unchristian. From about 1840, celebrating Christmas became more widespread. December 25 was declared a federal holiday in the United States in 1870.

Meanwhile, while you spend and are spent in the art of celebration, it is necessary to remember that right after Christmas you have all year until same time next year. It is also necessary to acquaint ourselves with the reason for the celebration. It reminds us of a God who gave His best for mankind to live, of a Son who loved so much as to give His life for mankind. It is a time to reflect on the call for a life of sacrifice and love. 

Also, be conscious of what you eat and drink. There are lots of temptations to eat anything that comes along- from sweets to ice-cream to sodas to a whole lot. Many of these come freely so, there seem to be no need to bother about the monetary aspect. It is necessary to take a conscious effort to eat more fruits and vegetables to boost your immunity, stay hydrated with lots of fluids especially clean water and don’t forget to work out daily. Remember, some parasitic worms are lurking around the corner so do well to wash your fruits and vegetables also your hands regularly. This will keep them at bay and in check. In conclusion, show some love this period because it is Christmas!
Miral Pharm Ltd wishes you a very merry Christmas and a prosperous new year in advance!


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