Dr. Bell's Blog

The Holiday Season is Here: It's About To Get Personal...

This may not be about what you think it is.  No I am not going to go on some rant about political correctness, I'm smart enough to know not to get suckered in to that debate.  I just wanted to take a brief minute to express some gratitude for all the blessings in my life, and talk a little bit about what this time of year means to me.

Growing up, Christmas always meant everyone coming together in my family.  As the youngest of 3 kids by 10+ years, I spent a lot of time as the "only child" in the house.  The holiday's were one of the few times everyone would be back under one roof.  Even if it was only for a week or two, it was always something to look forward to.  To this day I still look forward to this time of year for that reason and many others. 

Take some time this holiday season to also reflect upon the many blessings we all have in our lives.  It is VERY easy to take things for granted, but we don't need to look far to see that many are not as fortunate as we are.  Don't look at others and be jealous of what they have, rather look to those less fortunate and be grateful that you are blessed beyond belief.  The famous author/speaker Zig Ziglar once said "Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for."   Live your life everyday with an attitude of gratitude, and you will be amazed at the results it can have in your life.  

In closing, this also marks the closing of the calendar year.  What better time to draw a virtual line in the sand and commit to a happier, healthier 2016.  As I remind you of regularly, accompanied by a healthy lifestyle, regular and consistent spinal check-ups for you and your family are a vital component to optimizing your health.  Live the life of your dreams in 2016, you deserve it!

LIVE well.  BE well.