Posted by Kelli Joan Bennett
Day 242. I received the perfect email from a reader yesterday. It was in response to my daily report about my most recent tooth troubles. He wrote, “I had a filling come out! Big deal. I got infected. Big deal. It almost killed me. Still alive! Got swimmers ear, got super infected, almost killed me. No fun but still ticking. Getting to it early is the deal! Hope you get better. Your friend, Timex.” This made me smile when I read it and it’s making me smile again right now. Why? Because it instantly shifts me! It’s such a great reminder that we can, “take a licking and keep on ticking,” which is actually a registered slogan of the Timex watch company so consider this me giving them credit.
And honestly, I need to stop being such a crybaby! My problems are not life threatening. Uncomfortable, painful at times, and certainly an inconvenience but come on, Kel, snap out of it! You’re alive and so fortunate and so lucky and so blessed. Focus on that. Sure, you’re missing a tooth. Big deal. It will not kill you. Focus on what you do have.
Thanks for the concern and the reminder and the shift, Timex.
Until tomorrow, create from what you have…and keep ticking.