I was very touched to get this email, one of many, from Kingston Hospital. By the time I got home, my donation was already being used on the front line. Incredible people, true heroes.
This is the longest that I have not been a dentist in 30 years, the longest that I have not been in the presence of my parents or friends, I also miss hugging a pint in a pub 🤗. But, my loved ones and I are healthy. I know others that have not been so lucky.
Back in February, we did a team exercise about our values, being held up by my boys here. It was fascinating to discover that our individual values were pretty much the same as the team’s values….a wonderful exercise to do together. I hope that we are all being consistent with our values, during this most challenging of times.
Once again, I want to thank you for all of your wonderful messages. It is fun to read what you have been up to. PLEASE KEEP THEM COMING. Please also LIKE and FOLLOW us on Facebook and Instagram, this will help us tremendously.
More reflecting….I’ve been thinking about caterpillars. The most fascinating thing about them is that it buries itself alive, and morphs into a butterfly. Thing is, it buries itself in a cocoon, knowing that it won’t suffocate, it has faith, it has evolved over millions of years to control its breathing rate, to survive that cocoon. It must also have faith that the butterfly thing will happen. And, there we are, a short time later a beautiful butterfly emerges.
I feel as though that I have entered a cocoon like state, learning and adapting, and I certainly have complete faith that this is for the good, my metamorphosis will complete when I emerge as a, wiser, “butterfly”. Not an angry bat ❤️
Take care and see all of you butterflies soon.Dr Hap Gill and Team @ The Richmond Dentist