North County Water & Sports Therapy Center - November 2021


(858) 675-1133 |

15373 Innovation Dr. #175 | San Diego, CA 92128 | (858) 675-1133 12171 World Trade Dr. | San Diego, CA 92128

The holiday season is beautiful — not only for the magic in the festivities, decorations, and excitement, but also for the gratitude, love, and special moments shared with those you love. As Thanksgiving is near, I am grateful for many things: my family, which offers unconditional love and support; my profession, which allows me to do what I love while helping others; my clients, who constantly help me grow; and the necessities and luxuries I enjoy in my life. I am particularly thankful for humor — it is so important that we don’t take ourselves too seriously and take the time to just laugh. AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE AND LAUGHTER THIS HOLIDAY SEASON THERAPEUTIC LAUGHTER

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and in the office, we see how it works wonders for the healing process in our patients. When we are struggling, the most non-humorous things can be funny, and it's okay because that’s a release. We try to inject humor in everything here at the office during treatment. I am so blessed with amazing people in my life, and I appreciate the grace they give me when I make mistakes — even when my mistakes involve Thanksgiving dinner! Consider this quote: “Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten the darkest hour.” That’s how my loved ones made me feel when I made some silly mistakes.

Thinking back to my first Thanksgiving with my husband, I recall trying to make the stuffing. I took the bread and broke it up into small pieces, just as my mom always did. She’d leave the bowl out on the counter overnight so the bread would get stale. However, we have cats and I couldn’t risk them jumping up on the counter and eating the bread, so I decided to put it in the oven overnight. The next morning, the bread in the oven slipped my mind and I hit the preheat button for the turkey. The plastic bowl melted and dripped down all the way to the bottom of the oven. Fortunately, we weren’t having anyone over! My husband surely had a good laugh at my cooking abilities at the time.

I was making cranberry sauce in a nonstick saucepan. As I was stirring, I started to notice the pan started to turn silver on the bottom. It took a few minutes, but I then realized the acid from the cranberries took the nonstick coating right off of the pot! I became paranoid that I had concocted a poisonous Thanksgiving side dish! That day, I learned just how acidic cranberries are! I’m extremely grateful for the unconditional love from my family and friends and that they were never too critical of me. This Thanksgiving, I wish you happiness, love, and good fortune! Don’t forget to find the humor in life!

I don’t recall if it was the same Thanksgiving or not, but if it was, my husband should’ve been worried.

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