Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to each of you , our friends and family of Fox Gentle Dentistry.
We want to take a moment to wish you and yours a joyous holiday season and to thank you for giving us the opportunity to help you care for your smile the past year(s).
The word I have chosen for this season's letter to you is "reflection". This seems especially appropriate for this Christmas Season of lights, decorations, and contemplation of the year past and what "light" can be shown in the future.
Webster's Thesaurus gives several definitions of "reflect": to contemplate, return, imitate, to mirror, give an impression, and to give forth. "Reflect" is an interesting word in that it is a vital part of the thought process (as to contemplate), and is also defined as returning an image (as a mirror). As we reach the end of the year, I find myself reflecting on years past and remembering good times and laughter shared with family, friends and many of you, as you have visited us. We consider each of you part of our extended family and hope you feel that too in our care for you.
The visual reflection of this season is so evident in the bright lights of yard displays, moonlight reflected off freshly fallen snow, starlight showing through fir tree branches, candlelight in our homes and churches, and the light of anticipation on children's faces.
We consider all these images and reflect back to others the joy and love we feel not only this season, but the whole year, long after Christmas has past. We can use the inspiration and wisdom of past to reflect hope, joy and love. We pay it forward to those with whom we cross paths, whether it be for several seasons or a brief moment in time. No act of kindness is insignificant.
History tells us that it was by the reflection of the light from the brightest star that wise men were led to the heavenly reflection from the face of the Savior. We celebrate this again at Christmas. My wish for you this season is that you join me in taking time to reflect on all the blessings given to us and in turn, to reflect joy and blessings back to others. We also give thanks for those serving in the armed forces and their families and pray for their safe return. In closing, we look forward to serving you in 2015.
Merry Christmas and a joyous New Year!
Dr. Lanae Fox, Carrie, Michele, Sheri & Vica