Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all others.
(Cicero, Pro Lancio, 100 BC)
As many of us in the U.S. prepare for our annual Thanksgiving events, I wanted to offer a short perspective.
Daily events challenge us, and we struggle to deal with them as best as we can. Events in our offices as well as in our communities, country, and the world can be daunting.
So, it helps to pause, more often than we do, and appreciate the advantages we have from those who have come before us. Likewise, to be grateful for the people we know: our family, friends, and those with whom we work. And, of course, our patients. In small ways and large, we all help each other.
But I also want to mention our future and the opportunity it gives us all.
As we move through the Holidays and winter sets in up here in the Northern Hemisphere, the New Year comes at us again too soon. We live in uncertain times, but as business owners, chiropractors, and health mavericks, now is not the time to hunker down as if to hibernate and hope that any storms that occur may pass us by.
They won’t. But we can prepare and seize the opportunities that lie ahead.
Forward-minded entrepreneurs always find a few new approaches to making things better while many business owners remain on the sidelines, wary of jumping into the game and fully committing.
The future offers us the opportunity to play and enjoy the thrill of creatively making a difference, however difficult.
So, enjoy the Holidays, and all those close to you, near and far, in the present and respects to those who have passed. Take time to nourish yourself and those around you. There truly is much to be thankful for!
But while doing so, also appreciate the freedom we all have to make a better practice and a better life in the years to come.
Seize the Day and Seize the Future. (Carpe Diem, Carpe Futurum)
With Gratitude for all you do,
Ed, and all of us at Petty, Michel and Associates
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