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Find the Good

Christmas

Right now is one of the best times of the year to find the good!

The Christmas season is here, and with it comes some familiarity that we are all seeking.

We are hoping to “get back to normal”, but I wonder what that means anymore.

This Sunday, at the start of the church service my family attended, a woman in our congregation offered an opening prayer. One of the first things she said was, “Thank you for COVID and all it’s taught us.”

I’ve started seeing commentary on the things we have learned during this challenging time, but I certainly have not given thanks for COVID in my prayers. 

It got me thinking about what this virus has changed for us – for the good and for the bad. 

The news is saturated with all the bad, and I don’t want to weigh in on something that has been weighty for many months now. 

I want to find the good!

The Good Things I Am Finding:

1. More time at home:
My teenagers would not agree that this is a positive that has come from the virus, but deep inside I hope they are enjoying more time with parents, more time with less on the calendar, and quite simply…just more time. I know I am. I have cleaned closets, straightened drawers, revamped my working area, and more. I found out I kinda like my home and the people that live there!
 
2. Online events:
While this is certainly not something that we all have loved, my parents, who live in another state, have been able to watch choir concerts and basketball games that they would not have been able to attend. We can stream piano recitals and plays to others that couldn’t be here in person. What a blessing!
3. Good food: 
I don’t know about you, but I have thoroughly enjoyed being adventurous in the kitchen.  Going out to eat isn’t as much of an option now, so we make food at home that we love when we go out.  Last night was a Thai feast.  Tomorrow is Korean and later in the week, some delicious Carnitas.  The internet is overflowing with recipes and blogs and food tips to try.
 
4. Save money:
Who knew you could save money in a pandemic?! While it’s hurt our pocketbook for the 6 weeks the dental office was closed, it has fattened our pocketbook because we aren’t going anywhere or spending any money! It’s kind of fun to see how to make do with what’s already in our home.
 
5. Staycations:
While venues near and far are still closed, we are visiting sites close to home that we have never had the “time” to visit before.  Local parks and recreation areas, lakes, and forests. We truly live in a beautiful world and slowing down has allowed me to notice. 
6. Gratitude:
We have been talking with our teenagers about attitude and gratitude (isn’t it awesome that they rhyme?!). The world literally will become what you talk about, think about, study, follow, and focus on. With the sorrow and trouble we have been immersed in, we could certainly spend our time feeling sorry for ourselves and the world. Or we can see the little things that are blessings every day. That is how we find the good. The more we see, the more appear. It’s magic and I’m grateful for it.
 
Thank you for being something I’ve grown to appreciate more as well! I appreciate your kindness and willingness to accept my care. I appreciate the kind of person you are and the things you seek for in the world. I look forward to caring for you for years to come.
 
May you have a beautiful Holiday season and find all you are looking for this year!
 
Remember, find the good!
 
Love,
Dr. Michelle 

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Dr. Michelle Jorgensen, DDS, TNC, CNAS is a practicing holistic dentist, Traditional Naturopathic doctor, author, blogger, and video creator on all topics related to Natural Health, Self-Reliance and Living Well.

She has a large garden and orchard, raises farm animals, grows and preserves her own food, makes dinner for up to nine people each night and runs a thriving health-based dental and wellness practice.

Dr. Jorgensen has a knack for taking information that seems out of place in today’s world, and making it work to improve lives. In addition, she has a large network of friends and associates that are “Living Well” that she can’t wait to introduce to the world.

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  1. Great post Michelle! We really enjoy your dental practice and everything else you do. You’re a breath of fresh air.

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