The snow outside my window falls like a giving. It dresses bare branches in layers of soft white—they gladly receive. Christmas is a season of GIVING and RECEIVING.
But what do we do when the struggles of us or others seem to dull the beauty of the season and make it more difficult to give and receive? Christmas tends to make the joys more joyful and the sorrows more sorrowful. We get that at Boulevard Dental. That is why at Christmas time, we especially want to “Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep” (Romans 12:15). We would want others to do the exact same for us.
At Christmas and at all times we invite our patients to share with us their excitement and their burdens—it is joy for us to give in this way. We want all of our patients to receive great dental care, but more than that, we want them to receive attention and care. Don’t we all want to be gifted with that?
Some are alone on Christmas, some are estranged from family members, some struggle with illness. Maybe that’s not you, but maybe something else hampers your joy and makes it harder to give and receive this season. To our patients and community, we want to say…we get it.
We want to be a conduit of giving this Christmas season so that you can receive. And maybe by receiving, you might have more to give. For those of you who share a Christian faith, John 3:16 says, “He gave…” If we can give in just a fraction of the way that He gave to us at Christmas, we will be satisfied.
-Ann Medianick (Dr. Medianick’s wife)