This morning, just like every morning, I said my gratitude prayer as I took my dog, Cooper, on his morning walk. This is a daily habit of mine I’ve learned to form, as it keeps me grounded, and starts my day centered in a place of love and thankfullness for all of the wonderful things I am lucky to have in my life.
The things I am grateful for each day can vary ~ sometimes its flowers, friends & family, my car, my Cooper, a nice place to live, watermelon, or coffee (ok, in all honesty, a lot of times its coffee!). But this morning, I was mainly grateful for my medical practice, and all of the wonderful people involved in it. I think it’s important to express gratitude to those that inspire us, so, here is my morning rant on the topic….
I am grateful for my coworkers and staff at Revolutions Naturopathic. They are truly an incredible bunch. I am grateful for the front office managers, the medical assistants, and our marketing director for being efficient, graceful, and tackling literally thousands of tasks on a daily basis that keep our practice running and keep our many doctors organized (not a simple feat by any means!). Without them, I’m not sure where I (or the other doctors here) would be, but I am grateful that I don’t have to think about that.
I am grateful for the owners of Revolutions Naturopathic (Justin Raithel & Dr. Michele Raithel) for providing a healing, uplifting work environment ~ one that is thriving with countless tools and therapeutic outlets for our patients to be able to receive outstanding medical care from our wonderful doctors here. Everyone here is an extension of my family, and I can honestly say, that I am happy to come to work every day and spend time with everyone here, and that is something I am truly grateful for!
I am grateful for the doctors in my practice. Every single of them. They all have different skillsets, viewpoints, experiences and valuable insight into patient care that is wonderfully balanced and comprehensive here in our office. I am grateful that I am able to be encircled by such fantastic minds at work every day, and I learn so much from all of them.
And last, but certainly not least… I am grateful for my patients. Every single patient I have treated has taught me – and continues to teach me every day – about medicine. Which, for me, means ~ how to understand, how to listen, how to love, how to support, how to learn, how to be humble, how to problem-solve, how to find new answers, how to expand my skillsets to higher levels of expertise, and, ultimately, how to be a much better doctor than I ever could have imagined. It is ultimately because of each and every one of my patients, that I am able to be skilled at what I do, and genuinely thrilled about it every day.
To each and every one of you, I am grateful that you have touched my life. It is a true pleasure to love, serve, and do what I do every day.
From the very bottom of my heart, I thank you.
Dr. Karla Alberts, ND