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Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted By Sam Dyer, Monday, November 19, 2018

Happy Thanksgiving!

For this post, I am copying a write up from our BOD secretary (Karla Frick) on Thanksgiving and what are you thankful for? I hope you take a minute to read it and enjoy the message.

Please don't forget about Arizona in February-we have sold almost half of the seats already!

And make sure to respond to the practice and salary survey when you get the email, it is such an important thing to do for our organization!

I hope you all have a safe holiday and get to spend some quality time with your friends and family!

Here is Karla's write up, enjoy!



What are you Thankful For?


This week we celebrate Thanksgiving and reflect back on what we are thankful for.  Like many of us, we have become so wrapped up in our daily lives that we forget to be thankful.  Patients, supervising physicians, staff, schedulers, spouses/partners, kids, extended family and friends all seem to occupy our daily thoughts and focus. It’s often not easy to remember to take time and be thankful for all that we have and all that we are.  But I’m positive that if we all don’t slow down and stop to just simply give thanks, that time will continue to fly by and at the end, we will have missed our chance to enjoy the simple things and be thankful for it all. 


I challenge each and every one of you to sit down for just a couple minutes this week and be sure to thank all of those who impact every part of your life.  Thank your significant others for being patient when your days run long.  Thank your patients for trusting in you.  Thank your staff for putting up with you, especially on those days when nothing goes right.  Thank your kids for making you smile and laugh. Thank your surrounding family and friends for always supporting you.  Take time to even thank someone you don’t even know.  But mostly take time to be thankful of yourself.


It is a known quality that most physician assistants are selfless.  That we try to please everyone else first.  We make sure that our physicians are always happy, that our patients are treated well and with respect, that our staff is helped and supported, that when something goes wrong, we are the first to take blame (after anesthesia of course)!  It becomes exhausting after a while.  So, please, remember that you are worth being thanked.  That your sacrifice to help others is not forgotten and that you should be proud and thankful for all that you are.  


Here are some quotes that may help you reflect on this time of year.


"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom."--Marcel Proust


"I may not be where I want to be but I'm thankful for not being where I used to be." -Habeeb Akande


"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them." -John F. Kennedy


"Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance." -Eckhart Tolle


"If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily." -Gerald Good


"Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation, sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it." -Ralph Marston


"But Thanksgiving is more than eating, Chuck. You heard what Linus was saying out there. Those pilgrims were thankful for what had happened to them, and we should be thankful, too. We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown." - Marcy


And I want to give thanks for our organization (PAOS) and their dedication to try to constantly improve our profession.  Their desire to reach out to the community and give back through CARES.  Their desire to give back to the profession with the Susan Lindahl Scholarship.  To our members who advocate for all other PAs in our profession.  To all my co-workers and board members who are dedicated to make our organization successful.  But mostly I want to give thanks for those who have served before me and paved the way for all physician assistants.  I am blessed to work in a profession that I love and I am so excited for all that is to come in the New Year. 


I hope that you truly have a blessed Thanksgiving week and holiday season and that you are able to reflect on what you are thankful for. 


Please feel free to post what you are thankful for.  We would love to hear your stories!!


Karla Frick, MPAS, PA-C



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