I rarely take the time to have a “formal” lunch (I tend to eat too much ) and instead I generally graze throughout the day (and eat too much). But once a year we close the office for two hours and enjoy each other’s company while dining on a veritable banquet of delectable dishes. So today is the Tuesday before Turkey Day and our office just had our annual Thanksgiving potluck luncheon (and of course, I ate too much). We were graced with Barbara’s presence (she’s now five months into retirement). It wouldn’t have been the same without her; not to mention her wonderful baked ham (of which I ate too much).
I am so fortunate to have a staff that is like a second family to me and it’s wonderful to feel the camaraderie and positive energy that we all share. I am so thankful to have somehow managed to assemble such a talented and compassionate team: Carmen, Sandy, Kimberly, Maira, Meryl, and Sandra. I really believe that we work some magic in this office and are able to provide our patients with excellent dental care in a truly caring way.
I am grateful for so many things: my children Ashley and Jonathan are thriving as independent young adults, my wife and I are enjoying the empty nest which means we are enjoying each other, and we are all healthy.
I truly feel blessed that after 32 years of dental practice, I LOVE WHAT I DO! Going back to school has been a thrilling experience and has instilled in me more passion and excitement than I could ever have imagined. In fact, I thought I was going to school to learn about and how to master implant surgery. What I have acquired along the way has stimulated my curiosity, renewed my energy, and reinvigorated my practice. The two-year program that I committed to ends this coming June, but that won’t stop me from growing. I am enrolling in a more advanced third year of implant study.
How lucky am I?
Yes, I am feeling very grateful for my general well-being and fulfillment and I would be remiss if I didn’t stand up and shout out a big THANK YOU TO ALL OF MY WONDERFUL PATIENTS who have given me the desire to be the best that I can be so that I can be my very best for you.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.