Dr. Brent and I recently attended The Ultimate Breakthrough Event, given by The Plentz Academy of Chiropractic. It was there that I realized, I am inspired by people who put their fears aside, and instead act to help humankind. At the event, I watched 25 individuals face their fears by walking on fire and glass; breaking boards with their bare hands; and even bending rebar using their throats. After a weekend of not only watching, but participating myself in such amazing feats, I came to the realization that if you surround yourself with people who put their fears aside, then you will succeed at whatever you put your mind to.
We at BFC, have been fostering an environment of health and wellness, for the past 15 years. We strive to create a place where laughter and love greet you at the door. A place where you may come to us as clients, but you leave us as friends. During this month of thankfulness, I want to take the time to thank all of you for inspiring me. Your stories and actions are what motivates me to continue to grow my vocation as a Chiropractor.
Stories such as, the practice member who tirelessly travels hours every week to train her dog to become a search and rescue dog, to someday rescue a missing child or adult. Or the woman who stood up to for her neighbor and community, by reporting a crime even though it put her at risk. The parents who drive their son to countless hockey practices, games, tournaments, and camps; just to show him they will support him and his dreams at whatever cost. I admire the 70-year-old man who completed a half marathon! Or the story of a practice member following another practice member home to help him climb the stairs to his house, because she saw he was alone and in pain. I admire the mother who drives twice a week from Grand Rapids, so her children can receive chiropractic adjustments, which will give them the foundation for a life of health and wellness. I am in awe of the parents who open their hearts and home to foster children, who for however brief, will know what it feels like to be loved and cherished. I admire the woman who shares her chiropractic care with her mother and siblings, so they too can live a healthier life. I respect the woman who juggles a family and career, yet still makes time to exercise daily, for she knows exercise makes her a better wife, mother, sister, friend, and teacher. Finally, I am in wonderment of the mother who labors for hours, while her loving husband supports her, so they can birth a beautiful child into this world.
These are only a few of the thousands of stories that have inspired me over the years. Your stories and actions motivate me to face my fears, and to commit daily, to perform random acts of kindness.
And for this, I thank you!