Dear patients and community,
Christmas is a season of giving. And because Christmas is a season of giving, it is also a season of joy. Of course, we may experience feelings of joy as we look at beautiful Christmas lights or hear the familiar songs, but that itself is a gift, isn’t it? Yet even greater joy comes when we experience the love of another behind a gift given. And doesn’t the joy flow even more when we ourselves become the gift-giver? We at Boulevard Dental think it is a good time to stop to really think about what this Christmas season is all about. Perhaps if we can capture more about what this season is about, maybe we can bottle it up for safekeeping and leek its contents into the other months of the year. This is what we want to attempt to do for ourselves as a practice, and hopefully for you as well.
If we go back over 2,000 years ago, we would find a baby in a manger (or a feeding trough), in a stable meant for animals. What a strange gift, isn’t it? For those who base their lives on this Christmas story, the gift becomes even more curious when we read that this baby was God incarnate—God in flesh. But why would the God of eternity come down to earth as a baby? There must be a crucial mission for Him to accomplish—something urgent. And again, for those who believe this Christmas story, they believe that the need is salvation from sin, the sin that is the most catastrophic pandemic our world has ever undergone. But the point is—God gave. He gave when He didn’t have to.
Whether or not you believe this Christmas story for yourself, there is something extremely valuable in its contents. It reveals beautifully the connection between giving and joy. In this way, it could even be said that there is no joy without giving.
The question is, why do we revert so quickly into our old, stingy ways when the Christmas season is over? Maybe this says something about the human condition. That said, we don’t want it to have to be this way. We at Boulevard Dental desire to extend this spirit of giving and joy throughout the year. The question is, how do we continue to do that?
One of the ways we at Boulevard Dental strive to extend this season of giving and joy throughout the year is by putting others first. Our aim is to treat the members of our own team with respect and kindness no matter how we feel. We strive to do the same for our patients as well. We want to know you. We want to know what concerns you…we want to know who you are as a person. Obviously, we give by taking care of your teeth, but your teeth are just a part of who you are.
Would you join us in striving to extend this spirit of giving and joy this Christmas season and beyond? Maybe if we do that, our world would look a little bit different. Maybe we would find ourselves fearing less and loving more. Maybe we would even be changed.
In this gift-giving spirit of Christmas, we at Boulevard Dental would like to wish you a very, merry…and joyful Christmas.
Your Boulevard Dental Team