I love the first portion of this quotation. By heeding health directives, wearing seatbelts, driving the speed limit, wearing a mask, you are not merely caring for yourself, you are aware of those around you. I suspect the latter part of this beautiful message could mean a great many things and I ask you to contemplate how it applies to you.
At first blush, I guess it suggests that in caring about others, one is naturally imbued with a higher purpose, a sense of grandeur and an overall better value for life – mine and yours, ours. I derive so much inner peace when my patient feels heard and cared for. I cannot always fulfill every single patient’s hope and expectation of health. At least, I cannot do it alone. But, I try. And my mission is to never stop trying.
I will care for myself so I may be present for those who depend on me.
And I will care for others so I may never cease to be that which I have chosen to be: a good and faithful friend and physician.
To your health. To your mission. To your joy. And to the joy of others.
I wish you peace, love and health, now and tomorrow.
Yours in health,
Dr. Abha
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