With Valentine’s Day upon us, love is in the air. Many say it is a commercial holiday, invented by folks at the greeting card companies. I say let’s use it as a reminder to appreciate the simple things in life. The time can be thought of as a mini-Thanksgiving, without the turkey dinner calories. This spirit can encompass the people in our lives, the luxuries we may have, and the hobbies we enjoy.
Many of us don’t “love” the pressure to buy flowers for that special someone or make those oh-so-hard-to-get dinner reservations at the best restaurant in town. But we can embrace the ability to attempt such endeavors. As dentists, most of us can provide a little extra for our loved ones. And for those of us who don’t hold anyone near or dear, we probably have a fancy gadget or toy that brightens up our day. It sounds shallow, but most likely true.
Most of all, we should love what we do. Dentistry can be challenging and frustrating, but the rewards are plenty. Whatever it is that you “like” about this profession, do yourself a favor, and “love” it for the day. And save the cavity-causing candies for someone else…
Jason Petkevis, DMD