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The Chiropractic Adjustment ...
What’s it Worth to You and Your Patients?
Dr. Jim Dubel
In the past 25 years of practice, like many other Chiropractors, I tried to be of service to everyone I came in contact with. I struggled numerous times trying to understand why patients would discontinue or wouldn’t come back to the office, especially after I removed all barriers (financial) to enable them to get care. The following story puts into perspective human nature and the value of something being free.
I had a yard sale last week hoping to get rid of numerous objects that I stored up over the years. The sun was barely up in the sky when the early birds arrived at our sale. A woman and her daughter looked at the chipped Mickey Mouse cookie jar and then stopped in front of the washing machine. FREE. IT WORKS read the sign my wife Babs had taped to it.
“What’s wrong with it?” the woman asked, opening the lid and looking in.
“Nothing,” I said. “We just got a new one.”
“Why get a new one if this one’s okay?”
“We got the energy-saving kind,” I said. There had been a great sale at the appliance store. We had been given our old machine by a friend years ago, and it seemed only right to pass it on to someone else.
“Oh,” the woman said, “I’ve never gotten anything worth anything for free.” This same sentiment, with slight variations, was repeated throughout the morning.
At lunchtime we looked over the yard at what was left. “I don’t want you to have to load that onto your truck and bring it to the dump,” Babs said, nodding toward the washing machine.
“Let’s put a sign on it for $25 and see what happens,” I said.
I finished my sandwich, threw out the FREE sign and put up a new one: $25. Within the hour, a man in a red truck drove up. “Works?” he yelled. I nodded. The man stopped the truck, got out and took a closer look. “Would you take ten dollars for it?”
“Sure,” I told him.
He then mentioned with a soft sigh in his voice, “This is going to make my wife’s day. She’s been complaining about going to the Laundromat.”
“No problem,” I said.
As the man pulled away, my wife Barbara handed me the $25 sign. “Sometimes you have to put a price on things to show their value.”
I guess I learned a lesson from my yard sale. Giving from my own abundance to help people is a wonderful way of sharing Chiropractic care. However, having it worth something monetary puts greater value on the adjustment than we can ever imagine. Besides that, people truly want to pay for things, especially Chiropractic care. So keep your heart open to the gifts you give and receive, especially those that are marked free.
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship, Jim Dubel
George Carlin's Views on Aging
Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
"How old are you?" "I'm four and a half!" You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five!
That's the key.
You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I'm gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40.
Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a
day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.
And it doesn't end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay "them "
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop." And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health: If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9 Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments
that take our breath away.
And if you don't send this to at least 8 people - who cares?
But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day and may today be a New Beginning for a New Future in your LIFE !
All My Love, Loyalty and Friendship...