Welcome back to the new “Normal”
Dr. Avola and her staff at Dental Solutions for Adults & Seniors are finally back to normal after IRMA wrecked havoc in Naples! While the last few weeks have been difficult for all of us, we couldn’t help but look forward to getting things back to how they were before the storm. I began to wonder if our “normal” could be improved? One of our patients, who left Naples to escape the storm, had an interesting experience she shared with us.
Becky traveled up to northern Florida to ride out the storm in a friend’s home. The street where the house was located lost complete power including cable and internet services. After about a day of being in the dark with no AC, a young man knocked at the door. He explained that he had traveled from out of state to check on his mother who lived next door. He had with him a powerful generator which he had hooked up for his mother so that she would have lights and air conditioning. He offered to send an extension cord over to Becky and her friend’s house so that their electric would power on!
This man came to help and surprised his mother who did not expect him. He had resources and the kindness to do the right thing without being asked. Sometimes disasters can bring out the best in us! Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this kind of concern for each other became the new normal? The hurricane slowed us down just enough for us to consider what is really important in our lives and in our relationships.
Please let us know how you’re doing and share your “new normal” stories with us!