I choose……..LOVE

I have a hunch that all of us reach clarity about certain issues at some point in our lives.  I want to share how I reached some clarity just over a few weeks ago.

Like many of you I had struggled with the state of the world over the 2020 year.  Everyone knows that there are many stressor points out there today.  Depending on what I had read, listened to or even let go on in my head my emotions would go through the entire range.

I have some very good friends who have told me I am responsible for myself and my thoughts.  If that be the case how could I learn to control these wide range of emotions?  The Beatles said it first, “All you need is love”.  So about 2 weeks ago I made the conscious decision that all I could do is live my life based off of love.

That’s a broad statement, but I also feel that if I live my life in love, it will allow me to be a better citizen of this planet.  I love being a dentist, I can’t tell you how rewarding it is for me to help and serve people.  I love my team at the office, they all care about being there for our patients with the same level of commitment that I do.

The entire team at Southern California Dental Health Associates love our patients, they are the best patients in the world.  We laugh and cry together (yes even with love there are times to cry) and most importantly we have a level of mutual respect for all of our patients and are grateful for all the learning opportunities we get to share.

Of course I love my family and extended family. I know, that by living my life in love, I am doing what I can to be a positive force in nature.

I want to share some lyrics of a song I heard the other day.  It is called Ships in the Night and was on the Sunburst Finish Album by Be Bop Deluxe

Like a square peg in a round hole
Like a harp without it’s strings
Like a sailor who sails no oceans
Like a bird that has no wings
Without love, I am a desert
Without love, My light is dim
Without love, I have no treasures
Without love, I cannot win
(without love) . . . We are like ships in the night
(without love) . . . Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue

Like a dream that has no dreamer
Like a cloud without a sky
Like a truth with no believer
Like a mother without a child
Without love, I am a desert
Without love, My light is dim
Without love, I have no treasures
Without love, My chance is slim
(without love) . . . We are like ships in the night
(without love) . . . Selling our souls down the river
Sailing away and forever our pleasure is blue