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FAMILY

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They come in all shapes and sizes-no two are identical.
Some are quite large, while others quite small.
Some are created by birth; others by friendship.
Some live next door; some an ocean away.
Some are easy to get along with; some…not so much.

They are a brilliant symphony of diversity.

But really, in the end, none of that is important, for it doesn’t matter how they are formed or what they look like…what DOES matter is what they are to us:  Family. They are the hands we hold; the doublers of our joy and the dividers of our sorrow.

And although not always easy, Family is always worth the effort.

family matters

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30 Days of Thankfulness

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November turns our minds towards Thanksgiving and reminds us that there is always something for which to be thankful.

Today is Day 1 of our 30 Days of Thankfulness and on this first day of November, there is nothing we are thankful for more than YOU. We are thankful for every patient that walks through our door. Every. Single. One. We love getting to know you, watching your children grow, helping you and your family feel better. It’s why we are here, and why YOU are the thing we are most thankful for.

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Yes, You CAN

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When it comes to making a change, we often hear people say, “I can’t.”

And it’s bothersome, this “I can’t.”

Say something else.

say you don’t want to.
say you’d rather not spend time doing it.
say there are other things you want to do.
say that the hard work scares you.
say just the thought of it exhausts you
say that you don’t know what you’re doing
say that you don’t want to deal with the obstacles in your path.
say that you’re unsure or intimidated or nervous.

Say ANY of those things…

Just don’t say you “can’t.”

Because that’s simply not true. You CAN.

And we can help.

 

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Beauty in the Brokenness

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beauty in the brokenness

He was only 4 years old and the ocean before him looked as big as the sky. It was his first visit to the seaside and he eyed the   water with a mixture of awe and excitement, flinching each time a wave crashed upon the shore–a very loud noise to little ears.

And the shells…oh, they were everywhere! Tiny treasures offered up by the waves and left for him to find upon the wet sand. So many different shapes and colors and sizes. His mother had suggested he collect his favorites, so with  plastic beach pail in hand, hey eagerly combed the beach, bending to pick up shell after shell; within minutes, his pail was full.

He ran over to show his mother his haul. She scattered the contents of the pail out onto the sand and began to sort through them with her little boy. She quickly realized, though, that what he had brought her was a pail of broken shells:  a scalloped shell missing a chunk from its delicate arch; half of a sand dollar; a sliver of abalone…

She had not given him the proper instructions for shell collecting, so she gently explained that most of the shells he had picked were broken. She told him the ocean is powerful and it will break most of the shells, so he should avoid those and pick, instead, the whole shells.

Her advice left his little face scrunched in confusion.

He looked up at her and then back down at the battered shells in his hands, their gentle swirls and colors glistening in the sun. These were the shells that had drawn his attention; these were the shells that had caught his eye.

“But mama,” he said, “the broken ones are still beautiful.”

We all have pieces broken by the waves of Life. In some, the pieces show clearly; in others, they are hidden. But the cracks and the chips and the holes don’t change who we are or what we are. They simply serve to show we have ridden the waves and emerged triumphantly upon the shore.

“The broken ones are still beautiful.”

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