It’s been a long time since I’ve posted but I figured this is the perfect time to chime in! Merry Christmas to each of you! Many of you, like myself, took the Certified Community Nutrition Volunteer training and learned how to live a healthy life. Last Christmas, my nonprofit company gave out $250 checks and asked us to start something good in our community, something we have always wanted to do, something that brings us great joy. I’ve recently watched an interview about how the Cleveland Clinic is holding group doctor’s appointments and have found that people have been healthier than they’ve ever been. Also, since both my husband and I come from strong collective communities, I wanted to build a community lifestyle around faith and wellness in my neighborhood/healthstyles community so I had officially launched the Faith & Wellness Monthly Community Dinners! But, as we all know, coronavirus descended upon us in mid-March, changing our lives as we knew it. We had to scale back and halt completely any in-person, large social gatherings. Our family managed to host one gathering before everything changed. Here’s how it would have worked over the course of 2020:
About 8-10 of us meet up monthly for dinner. I’ll provide the main dish and all guests provide the sides, flatware/cups/napkins, drinks, salad, and dessert!
What will we do when we gather? We will have a short reception where people naturally get to know one another, share wellness and faith goals/progress, followed by a meal where we talk about one wellness topic in small groups. Then we share what we heard someone say during our time together that helped us. That’s it!
It will be light, lively and family-friendly.
We are going to resume this Faith & Wellness Community Dinner idea in 2021. Boy, will we all have many stories to share and stories to hear!