We are celebrating with Jane Capo at Vero Cosmetic Surgery and MediSpa. In a beautiful evening wedding at Palm City Presbyterian Church on December 18, 2010, Jane, our scheduling coordinator, married Enrico Capo of Palm City. Jane’s daughter Ann and Enrico’s son Michael were bridesmaid and groomsman. Guests enjoyed dinner and dancing with the couple after the ceremony at the Hutchinson Island Marriott Resort. During the week after Christmas, Jane and Enrico celebrated their honeymoon in the Sarasota area. Stop by our office and ask to see more of Jane’s photos and the sparkles on her left hand. She’s the one with the big smile on her face as you check out in the MediSpa.
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We laughed at this video (link below.) The story may have changed a little in the eyes of a 6 year old, but in our hearts it is the same proclaimed by the Christmas angel: “I bring you good news of great joy. Today a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord.”
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones from the staff and families at Vero Cosmetic Surgery – Dr. William H. Frazier.
What an exciting year it’s been. As we approach the end of the year we look back and marvel not only at the changes at the office, but also marvel at the places we have been priviledged to go this year because of some of the people we have met. One year ago Xinzhu Ban from China had just joined us in the U.S.A. to learn better English. We hope that manyof the people who passed through our office enjoyed talking with “Bam” as he became known. His “job” at the office was to converse with patients as they waited for appointments and learn better English. In the 6 months he was in Florida, Bam grew very dear to many people in the Vero Beach area. He accompanied us on several trips to see parts of the U.S. — places like San Antonio, TX, Savannah, GA, Las Vegas, NV,
Grand Canyon, AZ , Washington, DC, and Florida’s Disney World. Before he returned to his university in China in late April, Bam was “Mr. Popular,” participating in birthday parties, family events and outings with Vero Cosmetic staff and others he met along the way.
In August, I accompanied my wife on a business trip to Asia and had the chance to spend a week
with Xinzhu and his family in China. The trip took us through 5 cities— (1) Beijing with its cultural sites like the Great Wall and the famous Peking Opera, (2) Xining in what is considered eastern Tibet region, (3) Xi’an where the terra cotta warrior army was unearthed less than 40 years ago (4) Guilin and Yangshuo, some of the most hauntingly beautiful and unusual scenery in all of China (5) Guangzhou (formerly Canton) where we said goodbye to Bam and his mother.
Then, we were off to see a couple more sites in Asia. We spent two days near Hue the ancient capital of Vietnam where we were persuaded by our guide to get into ancient Vietnamese royal robes for a photo op. Yes, that is me behind the black beard. I guess the ancient emperors of Hue dressed like this, transported in golden chairs. Could that be why the French managed to take control of Vietnam? Was it because the Emperors couldn’t fight or run in those heavy robes in the heat and humidity? (And I couldn’t either.)
We laughed when we saw the woman in this cartoon who probably needed a lot of “touch” to feel loved. That’s because we have read the book “The 5 Love Languages” by Gary Chapman. Chapman says each person has a “love language” that speaks to him or her and says “I care about you” or “I love you.” What are the 5 languages? Gifts. Acts of Service. Quality Time. Words of Affirmation. Touch. First, realize that getting gifts may make you feel loved, but it may not mean a thing to your loved one if one of the other languages expresses love in his or her mind.
Think about it… When Uncle Ned comes up and gives you a bear hug, do you feel loved? When Dad spends time alone without the TV (real Quality Time) talking with you one on one, does that relate to you that he really cares about you?
Maybe you don’t care whether you receive Christmas or birthday gifts, but gifts mean the world to a daughter or son. When a person’s love language is GIFTS, they may be telling you they “speak” this language by buying you little things all the time. They are “speaking” their love language with actions. You, of course can recognize this. Even if gifts don’t mean much to you, you can “speak” love back to them by giving them little trinkets or wrapped items at all times of the year. And remember, gifts don’t have to be expensive—it is the thought behind it. The other languages, Touch, Words of Affirmation, Quality Time or Acts of Service, are even easier on the budget.
Ask your spouse, your best friend, your children this question today: Which of these 5 “languages” means “I love you” to you? Watch for those love languages and begin to “speak” the language that says, “I care.” It may change your world.
Coming Soon: If “touch” is your love language, you may want to think about a massage to soothe away stress, help with sports injuries, fibromyalgia or other conditions. Phone our office for more information. 772-562-2400
How did this day after Thanksgiving get the name “black” when there is so much “green” in those cash registers all over town? We all know it’s the day that sidewalks are stuffed with people (stuffed with turkey) and streets are jammed up in front of the strip malls on the first day of Christmas shopping. The term seems to have begun in Philadelphia back in the1960s. Did the policemen who had to do crowd control in a pretty dark mood start calling it “black Friday?” Some say it is a day when store and franchise owners see black ink instead of red. Clerks sure see a lot of black numbers running across the fronts of those credit cards. Since people start lining up at the doors of Steinmart or Walmart at midnight, it’s probably another reason the day starts…well, in blackness.
Here at Vero Cosmetic, we are make a resolution. No more black! We will make sure the rush of the season doesn’t darken our moods. It’s time to see the beautiful colors of December –blue and silver chanukkah cards, green pine trees, red Santa suits, and yellow candle flames, lit to proclaim a baby’s birth. It’s time to throw off this black day and begin to celebrate!
We love to visit relatives in Savannah, home of restaurant The Lady & Sons, owned by TV personality Paula Deen. Check out her recipe for Thanksgiving citrus cranberry sauce that can be prepared up to two days ahead.
- 1 (8-ounce) bag fresh cranberries
- 1 (11-ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Do this: In a medium saucepan, combine cranberries, oranges, sugar, and cinnamon. Cook over medium heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring frequently, until cranberries burst and sauce thickens. Remove from heat; cover, and chill.
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our friends around the world! We are thankful this season for YOU! ~Post from Dr. William H. Frazier
Hello South Florida! I’m glad you have found us. I hope to post some interesting information to keep you informed about medicine, wellness, plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. I’d love to hear your questions. Posted by William H. Frazier, MD