Receiving and giving your all

Pouring yourself into project after project will find you giving your all to what may not always be the most important things of life.

The daily grind has a way of introducing you to what some call diminishing returns.

It becomes difficult at times focusing on the same events of work day after day.

Hard work is rewarding in itself if you can see the fruit of your labor.

Dentists are known for working hard and must remember why they labor the way they do.

Forsaking family and friends cost us dearly in the chase for wealth and riches.

It is well documented men are known to reach their potential at a graying, mature age.

Maybe this is one reason young women find mature men attractive  because of their resources and ability to focus on what is important.

Holding on to material things start to lose their luster after the discovery of what really matters.

Hopefully the family neglected remains a glimmer in the eye of the workaholic who pours possessions on his loved ones instead of quality time spent enjoying quality time while health is stable.

In the best of times giving your all can be balanced to receive the emotional support and strength of your family.

We are told life is short so don’t waste precious years building your castle with loved ones watching from a remote location.

Castles take time to build and may be found to be cold and empty of love if no one is around to enjoy it with you.

Loved ones have a way of decorating castles with the spoils of campaigns from time well spent pillaging shopping malls of other cultures and countries.

Trophies of war should deck the halls where your Juliet or Sir Lance-a lot earned them honestly.

What a thrill to look at a trophy of war and remember how and where it was achieved.

The victors of spoils long remember the blood and guts from a game won on your turf or the enemies they come up against.

They are not so easily remembered from the hearsay and gossip of others who discuss why you weren’t there to witness the victory.

Don’t be like the son of Marcus Aurelius, emperor of Rome in the movie “Gladiator” who arrived at the battle front after years of war with Germania, asking, “have I missed the battle?”

Make your treaties with whom you must but remember home is where the heart is today and tomorrow built up like the castle walls that protect your kingdom.

Giving your all on occasion is fine as long as the most important people in your life are not forgotten.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.

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I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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