The holidays came early this year. Before the candies and costumes had left the shelves, we saw wreaths, ornaments, candy canes, and stockings begin to fill the stores. This year may be the first that I heard holiday songs before November 11th. In our home, we traditionally wait until December 1st to begin our celebrations. This year, however, I felt compelled to look for reasons to partake in the festivities early. I guess we are all looking for small ways to find joy in 2020. Many things, that we often take for granted, have been denied, such as our health, job security or perceived personal freedoms. However, there is an overwhelming feeling that you cannot take away the spirit of the holiday despite the pandemic.
Regardless of the year, I have always been a big fan of the holidays. My family celebrates Christmas, and it is always a time of warmth and connection. December is set aside as a time where we look beyond ourselves; we hope for a peaceful world, encourage childlike innocence, embrace time-honored traditions, and find ways to celebrate them.
Some of the beautiful attributes I see in others during the holidays is charitability and consideration of other people’s experiences. This time of year compels us to be kind, choose happiness, and spend our efforts, hours, and resources on others. I believe we can agree that the rules which govern how our world works can be different for a moment.
At Exan, we are committed to partnering with you year-round. We strive to intimately understand the dental industry, contribute solutions to the challenges faced at dental institutions, and join you to educate the next generation of dental providers. This year came with circumstances and opportunities, unlike any of the years before. As a company, we hope that this holiday season provides you with the much-needed rest you deserve.
We are so grateful for the ability to work with you: innovative, passionate, and philanthropic professionals. We are honored to be a part of your mission, by providing purpose-built software to help manage your clinics and educate dental students. In the coming year, we hope to continue building partnerships with each of you because I believe we are better together.
We look forward to hearing your institution’s updates, collaborating on projects together, participating in problem-solving sessions, and hopefully seeing you in person soon. We hope you are well and staying safe. We wish you good health and all the best this holiday season.