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ON THE MOVE
WHAT I’M GRATEFUL FOR
When I reflect on the Thanksgivings of my youth, memories of being stuck in traffic usually come to mind. Every year, my family drove up to my Aunt Pat and Uncle Bob’s house on Long Island, which meant crawling up the “expressway” amid other would-be feasters. In true Queens fashion, my father would swear at the traffic while I sat contentedly playing my Game Boy. You know a holiday was great when you’re even nostalgic for the boring parts.
we’re able to spend moments like this together. These are the Thanksgiving memories I cherish.
“Over the past year, so many of you have dropped by my office or given me a call just to catch up, which has meant the world to me.”
Speaking of gratitude, I’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our readership. When we started this newsletter, I was transitioning into a new leadership role at the clinic. That responsibility has caused me to scale back the amount of time I get to work
with patients. While this was the right move given our size, I was legitimately worried about losing touch with all of you. The personal bonds and friendships I’ve made with patients over the years is one of my favorite parts about being a therapist. Those fears of losing touch never materialized. Over the past year, so many of you have dropped by my office or given me a call just to catch up, which means the world to me. I never want to change the grassroots feel and interpersonal relationships that made our clinic a success in the first place. And of course, none of this would be possible without our great team here at the clinic. My five amazing and trusted therapists, who treat my patients with care and respect, have made stepping into this role possible. Our whole staff is incredible both at helping folks in need and having fun while doing it. I’m truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life.
And let me tell you, that long, slow journey was always worth it. My aunt and uncle put out quite the spread, featuring at least five dishes every year. The other family members pitched in, of course, and my mom usually made deviled eggs for the potluck. Overall, I remember enjoying all the different foods and how great they tasted together. That’s still my attitude about the feasts today — I want my plate to include a helping of everything! These days, I’m the one who has to drive through the turkey-day traffic. However, the commute to my in-laws’ house isn’t quite as bad. When I’m with my parents, I can witness three generations gathered together. As I sit around the dinner table laughing with my wife, boys, and family, I feel so grateful and lucky for the people in my life. My family is my pillar of support, so watching Michael and Matthew mature into fine young men has been one of the greatest joys of parenthood. I’m grateful that they all have good health and that
–Dr. Robert Morea 718.747.2019 ▪ THEPTDOCTOR.COM ▪ 1
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