With Thanksgiving on the horizon, we wanted to take a moment and say “thank you for making everything possible.” Our mission at Core Therapies has always been to help our community become one of the healthiest places to live, so that our children can grow up in an environment that provides a foundation for a life of vitality. Although we’re not there yet, we would like to express our personal gratitude for all you’ve helped us achieve. We admire your courage in becoming pioneers in this process, and for making the choice to recognize the importance of your health. Our country is facing a healthcare crisis, but we believe we can take the first steps toward a solution within our community by means of education and inspiration which compel us to take action.
Can you imagine an environment where children would learn about fitness, nutrition, stress relief, self-esteem, and goal setting during their formative years so that it becomes part of who they are as they progress in this world?
Can you imagine living in a community where we recognize there are alternatives to medication and take a proactive stance when it comes to our health?
And can you imagine living your life without any limitations developing due to poor health or preventable disease?
We know this is possible and we’re so grateful for the opportunity to support you on this quest.
Many of you may not understand why we feel this intense sense of gratitude toward those who visited our practice and began this process, and many of you might struggle with accepting these acknowledgements. Human nature – owing to our difficulty in receiving praise - tends to reject recognition. But the act of recognition, for yourself and for others, should become part of your daily routine. Acknowledging people – and yourself – for all the wonderful contributions brought into the world is simply a good deed. We rarely take the time to let our family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances know how fortunate we feel to have them in our lives. This could be a parent, loved-one, child, friend, CPA, chiropractor, librarian, supermarket clerk, etc.
What if we became 5% more conscious of the people in our world and communicated 5% more appreciation for all they do?
Well, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to start. Families get together, stories are shared, and recognition is in the air. But why should there be a particular 24-hour time when we express how we truly feel? Let’s make a conscious effort to include this expression on a daily basis. There’s just one more step we need to take for this strategy to have the far-reaching impact we believe is possible: We must learn to receive gratification.
A perfect example of this concept occurred just the other day when one of our patients visited the practice and said, “I’ve really never been this healthy before and I owe it all to you. The adjustments, advice, and sense of support have really made all the difference for me.” My immediate reaction was to shift this sense of recognition back to the person who delivered it and say something like, “Well really, you’re doing all the work, my job is just to point you in the right direction.” When I realized this individual simply wanted to give me the gift of a “thank you,” I accepted and said “you’re welcome.”
When people approach you and express how much you mean to them, accept their gratitude because otherwise, they may stop offering it. Thanksgiving is a time both to give and to receive thanks. This year, try to focus on the receiving, because once you master this area of your life, you’ll begin to live with an even greater sense of self worth and be proud of the person who looks back at you in the mirror.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families! Please accept our complete and utter gratitude for believing in our mission and for helping us reach our goal.