Vital Care PT - March 2018

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MARCH 2018

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D o Y ou B elieve in L uck ?

Vital Care Patients ENTER TO WIN Find the misspelled word in this newsletter and call (623) 544-0300 for your chance to win a $10 gift card! CALL 623-544-0300 It can be pretty offensive when someone tells you that something happened in your life because of luck. Instead, what happens in your life is a result of how hard you work, the choices that you make, and how badly you want to achieve your goals. People have control over their futures, and it all depends on the choices they make along the way. Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! This time of the year, we dress in green, drink beer, and talk about the luck of the Irish. I believe there are lucky moments that have nothing to do with a person’s actions, like winning the lottery, or being born healthy and to good parents. However, I don’t believe in luck being the reason for success. In fact, I think it can take credit away from people’s hard work, drive, and perseverance.

“The things that I worked my whole life for happened because I wasn’t afraid to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to me.” for my school, so I took out loans, earned scholarships, and worked full time. Luck isn’t what put me in college; rather, it was hard work. I enrolled in school and worked for the lifestyle I wanted for myself and my future family. In my opinion, luck is not the pathway to success. If you feel like you’re down on your luck or if you feel as though life isn’t going as you expected, I would encourage you to maintain a positive attitude. Don’t make excuses for yourself or blame it on bad luck. Instead, focus on your goals, work hard, and take advantage of the opportunities that cross your path.

Sometimes luck can be confused with miracles, or what my mom calls, “God winks.” I do believe in miracles and fate. I believe that certain things are meant to be, and that God or fate will often lead you toward the right path in an unexpected way. If you’ve ever listened to Garth Brooks’ “Unanswered Prayers,” I think he describes this sort of scenario perfectly. When we pray for something and it doesn’t happen, we often get discouraged or angry. We don’t realize that the unanswered prayer is really a blessing until something better happens down the road. I have had people tell me that I am lucky to have a good marriage, a nice house, and a good job. I’ve even had people tell me that I’m lucky to have my doctorate degree. But when I look back on my life, I know that luck had nothing to do with those things. The things that I worked my whole life for happened because I wasn’t afraid to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to me. When I was accepted into my Physical Therapy Doctorate program, it wasn’t because of luck. I decided for myself that I wanted a college education, and I knew it was going to be a difficult journey. My parents couldn’t pay

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! We look forward to seeing you soon.

–Andrea McWhorter

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