Facts, Fads and Fiction
WHERE DOES YOUR JOY COME FROM?
by Brentley A. Buchele, MD, MBA
Buchele Plastic Surgery, Kalispell
I hope you have a joyful life. And I hope your joy comes from many directions. And I hope it comes to you in many sizes.
I wish everyone could have the big joy of a spiritual epiphany and the small joy of finding the lost car keys, the big joy of pride in your child who grows up to be a wonderful adult, and the small joy of a stranger’s smile at you doing for them an unnecessary act of kindness.
In terms of joy, I have a great job. Thanks to good training, I have the skills to help people have joys of different sizes. I help with the small joy of getting your eyelid sutures out and the big joy of removing 35 pounds of excess skin and fat from a woman’s abdomen. I give the small joy of information from your burn will heal without a scar, to the bigger joy that we can do a breast reconstruction which will help you feel whole again. I’d like to think that every day I bring joy to the lives of my patients.
I hope so, for every day they bring joy to me.
I get the little joys of their smiles and the big joys of them referring friends to come and see me. I get the little joys when they say, “Thank You,” and the big joys when they expound on how grateful they are that not only did I do a good job, but I listened to them.
It is a joy to have the privilege to be a given patient’s plastic surgeon. And a responsibility. I am responsible to give them enough information that our collective decisions yield joy not disappointment. To that end, I am glad we have a revamped expanded web site (www.bucheleplassticsurgery.com) with photos, post op care instructions, brochures about procedures, and fun info about plastic surgery.
Take a moment, and ponder where does your joy come from and where it could come from. Then ponder a bit how you do and could create joy for others. Take a moment to be thankful, and then do something worthy of deserving thanks.
Now, where ARE those car keys?
‘Til next time,