Well, it’s that time of year once again, the fourth Thursday of the eleventh month of the year….yep it’s Thanksgiving. A time for family, friends and lots and lots of food. And of course, a time (at least for many like-minded souls and me) a time for reflection, introspection, and gratitude.
2018 will go down as both a seminal and memorable year for me in both personal and professional circles.
Not the least significant accomplishment/achievement of the year has been the complete renovation of my office replete with state of the art technology that enables me to practice dentistry at the highest level of exactitude; as well a transformation of the non-clinical areas adorned with incredible original artwork that is both inviting and comforting.
I am grateful for the grandeur and ultimate completion of this undertaking. It’s especially poignant for me as my wife Ann initially thought me to be crazy. ”Michael, you’re 62, not 52…how much is this costing?!”
Eight months later: ”Michael, I am so proud of you!”
I am grateful to my beloved staff who not only had to navigate through the tumult of construction, and remain attentive to our patients, but also supported me (and at times bolstered me) during times of acute stress. And I am grateful to my enthusiastically supportive patients who witnessed firsthand the transformation. I am thankful that it’s done.
And I am thankful that as I scribe this, my son Jonathan is literally right next to me (in from Denver) awaiting my 87-year-old mother’s arrival from Los Angeles (any moment now.)
Hark, the doorbell! Mom has arrived, and so I must conclude my message (a bit shorter than my usual bantering) with my wish to you all; friends, family, patients and everyone in or out of earshot…..
I wish you all a joyous peaceful (no family squabbles around the dinner table) Thanksgiving and hope that everyone takes a moment to appreciate all that is good in your life and to take a moment to extend a helping hand to those less fortunate who could get by with a little help from friends and strangers.