Daryl and Dr. Allsop

Daryl and Dr. Allsop

In the last post, I compared wellness to the biblical concept of Shalom which is fueled by loving relationships and a heart of gratitude. As a new year approaches, I find it helpful to review the passing year and offer thanks for blessings and trials. The Lord has blessed me so richly, and I’m first thankful for life in Him made possible by Jesus. This life is reflected in my family – my wife and children who bring so much joy and also my mother (the best example I know of a servant heart) and entire extended family.  It is also seen in my partners and everyone at Trinity Medical Associates. With regard to Trinity, I am thankful for growth, favor in the community and joy both in helping others become more healthy and giving comfort in difficult times. I’m also grateful that Dr Allsop and I were able to pass the Family Practice board exam this summer which comes every 10 years  🙂

VitalSigns is in a special time of blessing. Our Hardin Valley gym is growing which increases our capacity to serve. The staff continues to grow and is our best ever. The revamped form of our core behavior change program is about to be introduced and should produce the best results yet. It will now be known as Vital Launch. Corporate partnerships are increasing as we grow in our ability to facilitate culture change toward wellness in small to medium size companies. A particular blessing this year was a trip to Anaheim, CA for the IDEA fitness convention with Dr. Allsop and Daryl Shute (VS fitness manager). We met wellness leaders from around the country and were amazed at Daryl’s many and diverse connections. He is obviously loved and respected by many, and we are all the more thankful to have him at VitalSigns. The trip was a time of learning, laughter and growing friendships which is the greatest gift of all!

So much more to be thankful for: I previously photo-1~3-1wrote in this blog about a wonderful trip to the British Virgin Islands which Jeanann and I took with friends for marriage renewal and recreation.

Next post: Trials, lessons learned and looking ahead.