I love the fall. Cooler mornings, sweaters, schools back in session, leaves changing color, pumpkin waffle mix at Trader Joe’s, and football! My favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. It’s a time to pause and give thanks. My gratitude basket is overflowing this year. Here are a few things I am most thankful for:
I am thankful for my health. I had triple bypass open heart surgery in April 2020. This was in the early scariest weeks of the global pandemic. We had to close the Trojan office and send everyone home. All the dental offices that we serve had to do the same. This was a challenging and scary time for all of us. I am delighted to say that today, I feel great. I have a whole new appreciation for renewed health and celebrate every day.
I am thankful for technology. I don’t begin to understand it, and I need much help navigating through it. However, technology has enabled the Trojan staff to work remotely and effectively. Three years ago, I had never heard of Zoom. I have attended two weddings, four funerals, and a Bar mitzvah on Zoom in the past three years. My extended family, scattered over nine states, gathers on Zoom once a month. I have seven college girlfriends who have a “Zoom happy hour” together every Monday. Think of the technology in the dental office that has enhanced the work that everyone does in the practice. Learning new technology is challenging but oh-so-satisfying when you get it.
I am thankful for the trust, commitment, and loyalty of the Trojan staff and Trojan clients. We have all weathered a challenging time and grown in the process.
I am thankful for my family—those connected by blood and the ones connected by choice. Family can be those you work with, live with, or the community you are a part of. On Thanksgiving Day in 2020, my husband and I had a turkey breast, and we binged on something on Netflix. This year, freshly vaccinated, we will gather around a much larger table of family and friends. Whether your gathering will be large or small this year, I hope you will take the time to celebrate all that you are thankful for and know that we at Trojan are grateful for YOU!
Ingrid Kidd Goldfarb
Owner and President
Trojan Professional Services, Inc.