Happy New Year!

I’m usually not one to send out random mass emails or newsletters or the like. I know that we are all “busy” and who really has time to read all of those things and to care about the newest marketing ideas that I have anyway? I hope you will indulge me this time. This is not marketing.

Our mission at Gerner Chiropractic is… “To make a positive impact on the world, one person at a time, through our gifts of education, healing, and genuine care.”

I am truly grateful for each of you, our practice members. I am constantly humbled as you share with me your needs, challenges, triumphs, sorrows, and your hearts. My job of adjusting the spine, alleviating aches and pains, and most importantly, affecting your nervous system (which is very cool!) is just the beginning of the healing process. I have the rare opportunity to be in close contact with so many people and genuinely feel it is my mission to spread peace in the world through my interactions with you.

This New Year I awoke with a deep sense of the suffering that occurred in 2011. I personally know of great tragedies in the lives of many people last year… the loss of a husband, a father, a son, a wife, a mother, several children; illnesses, diagnosis’s, and disappointments. “Stress,” is a common word on most people’s lips. Now, I don’t bring this up to be gloomy, just to draw attention. Unlike past New Year’s resolutions to exercise more, take more classes, invest more, do more marketing… my thoughts turned to people for whom exercise, classes, investments and marketing are the most trivial of ideas.

I bet that if you asked each person today the simple question, “How are you?” the majority would say one word, “BUSY.” We are all so “busy.” Jobs, school, ambitions, accumulations, cycling events, family events, planning our vacations; some quite necessary, some not so much (really). On this New Years, I want to ask you a different serious question…

“Are you too busy to notice the needs of people around you?”

My New Year’s goal is to make more time; to be more available. Can I watch less TV? Can I spend less time on Facebook or “twittering”? Can I use my time wiser? Will I make it a priority to send a note to my friend who lost her son last year? Will I take the time to have coffee with my elderly friend who is ill? Can I just be available to listen and to care? I bet that if you look (not too far) around you, there are people you can comfort… 5 minutes a day? 30 minutes a day? Can you?

Will you?

Thank you for indulging me in sharing my thoughts. So many people I meet are discouraged about the “state of affairs” in our world today and feel inadequate to make a difference. Imagine what would happen if each of us reached out daily in our own sphere of influence to help another person. THAT would change the world. That would be AWESOME!!!

Peace to you-
Dr. Lynn
Gerner Chiropractic