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What are the top three things you LOVE more than chocolate today?
This morning I met up with my good friend, Sue, for a cup of coffee (decaf of course!) and a little breakfast burrito on my way back to the island.
I loved catching up with Sue and seeing her virtual office at The Daily Brew.
As I sunk my teeth into the softest, most yummy breakfast burrito, I felt something pop in my mouth. And, then, I felt something hard on my tongue, as I looked up at Sue with horror on my face, I realized…
Not just any tooth — my FRONT tooth. The same front tooth that cracked last year. Same tooth. In the same place, on the softest food I could possible eat.
Here I go again, with the same summer dilemma as last year.
Walking around with a cracked front tooth feels like baring all my flaws to humanity. Like waiving a big, red flag — look here! I’m cracked.
I suppose the lesson I need to learn is to continue to smile, cracks and all.
I know I will continue to smile — it’s in my nature. Even though I can’t help but feel self-conscious about the big gap, smack dab in the middle of my mouth.
Ironically, I have few things left from my mother. One precious item is a letter from my dear Mama Sling that says so much with very few words.
“Keep your gorgeous smile, it’ll go forever. Love, Mom.”
I am so very grateful for that note. Even when I have a gap in my tooth, it makes me smile just thinking about her.
And, that love, will absolutely go forever.