This year we have had our fair shares of many unfortunates. We also have had our fair shares of unbelievable good fortunes. I think it's just a part of life: the good and the bad, the lesser and the blessed. Life gives us unexpected circumstances. Sometimes you get lucky, sometimes you don't. But if we just remember that we learn more from hardships, then maybe we wouldn't be so hard on ourselves for our failures.
Our team has gone through some dizzying situations. We have accepted that we might have to deal with it for another month. There are conditions that we cannot control, as there are people we cannot influence no matter how hard we try. Some people are just shameless. They lie and cheat with no hesitation.
Even as we cruise under a dark cloud, we also receive so many gratitudes. We had patients and colleagues sending their appreciation for our work and assistance. For the first time in my career, a patient gave me a tip because he has found his dental home after more than 10 years of absenteeism. Needless to say, Bob and I went for Korean BBQ lunch that day. It was fun. We apologized to our afternoon patients for smelling like BBQ smoke.
Hardship does bring people together. We are stronger today as a team. We learned to keep moving and keep laughing. Everyday is a new start. We are thankful for the continual support of our wonderful dental families. We succeed because we have great patients. We look forward to seeing you all in 2024 and meeting new people along the way. Have a great time with your families this Thanksgiving.
Lunch at the Korean BBQ restaurant courtesy of our patient's generosity.
Team MacGyver- we had a long case and had to use a lid to keep moving without blinding ourselves. It's team work that makes the dream work. As difficult as it was, we finished the case cracking ourselves up because we were "innovative."