Wow, how is it already Thanksgiving week? I can’t help but scratch my head trying to account for where the time went this year. Frankly, I don’t think I will be able to figure that one out, but it does remind me to try to be more present in every moment. To soak up the experience, be it good or bad. For me, it is very easy to slide into negative thinking. I have to make an effort to see the positive. I find a good quote can help, and I especially like what Robert C. Ingersoll said, “The place to be happy is here. The time to be happy is now.”
Even as I struggle with seeing the positive in things, I am struck with a deep sense of gratitude as I think about the upcoming holidays. Despite a challenging year, I feel quite fortunate for the opportunity to stretch myself in ways I never imagined. As a result, this year has been one of transformation and personal growth. I am incredibly grateful for the lovely patients who entrust me with their care. It is such an honor to work with you. I am also grateful to my family and close friends for their support, unconditional love, and perhaps most of all, their patience.
What are you grateful for? If you are struggling to build a family, you may not be that keen on dealing with the many questions or well-meaning, but still the hurtful comments from family members. Here are some tips on how to deal with the holidays. I also really like this post by Keiko Zoll. This time of year can be especially painful. If you need support, feel free to reach out.
For my acupuncturist friends, my Continuing Education course on understanding the Acupuncture and IVF research is discounted 30% over Thanksgiving week. Just use the coupon code “Blackfriday2014” The coupon expires Nov. 28th and cannot be applied retroactively.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Photo by Jeff Sheldon