Sunday Morning Inspiration

When we think of Jim Carrey, we think of the slap stick comedian and actor best known for Dumb and Dumber, the Mask and Ace Venture:Pet Detective.  But you never know when someone can move you.  Jim Carrey gave a commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa last year that I just stumbled upon.  It was funny, silly, typical Jim Carrey but it was also genuine and he gave such sound advice that I found myself replaying a part of his speech to listen to it again.  He said to the graduating class towards the end of his speech, “You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance at doing what you love.”

For me this comment moved me and I thought back to medical school and undegrad.  It wasn’t easy, there were so many times I wanted to change to an “easier” major.  In med school there were countless times when up til 4 am studying that I thought to myself, “Why am I doing this!”  I thought that I must be a fool.  I should do something easier.  But like Jim Carreys statement, I did not want to do something for the ease of it or for the safety.  There was nothing in life that I wanted to be more than a doctor.  For me to be a female physician gives me such pride, I enjoy going to work.  I look forward to the simple thank yous that the parents and my little patients give me at the end of their appointments.  The thanks from the parents for my patience with their scared child or their child with autism whom never had a complete exam or evaluation due to his “behavior issues.”   They appreciate the little things like getting on the floor with the patient to talk to them and they take notice in the level of concern and sincerity I have for these families. And it is because I decided to Do What I Love.

I hope that our younger generation does this and that we, as parents, urge them to follow their dreams.  We are their guides in this life, their mentors, as well as their parents.

Have a Blessed Sunday!


About Kids Tummy Troubleshttps://kidstummytroubles.wordpress.comI am a mom, wife and a physician. I am the owner and founder of Staten Island Pediatric GI, a private practice which is located in Staten Island, NY and serves the NY/NJ area. I was born and raised in this area. I love working in my practice but want to be able to reach and help much more than just those patients and families that I am able to see in the office. I am working on a cookbook, started a line of all natural baby products for colic babies called Dr Simons Remedy for Fussy Babies, trying to educate regarding celiac disease and many other child stomach conditions. This blog is my thoughts of being a Physician Mommy, managing my office, my own kids, husband, my house and find time for my own health and wellbeing. I hope you choose to follow my blog on this journey and lets get this thing started!!

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