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BLOG – GIFT DAY 289 :: the most expensive olive

16 Oct

In keeping with my promise to seek abundance, here’s my Abundance Photo of the Day… yeah… it’s my front tooth.  

My it-just-keeps-chipping front tooth. 

This is the “after” photo — after being all fixed up today at the dentist’s office.

What does this have to do with abundance you ask?  Well, good question.  For one, I have had this tooth fixed at least four (four, can that be right???) times in the last few years.

It just keeps chipping. This time it was at the hands of an olive.  What turned out to be a VERY expensive olive.

And I wouldn’t change it for the world.

Because it was the most abundantly awesome olive I could imagine. I was sitting at a bar in Ashland, Oregon with my bestie Sara, watching the Red Sox game, drinking a glass of Oregon wine, munching on an array of cheese, honey, salad and, of course, an olive.

I bit too hard in the right spot. I could feel the little chip circling my mouth as I let out a cry.

“Oh no!”  I turned to Sara with my most pitiful pouty face and she said…. “Your tooth?”

Yup. My tooth.
It’s quite annoying, this reoccurring theme over here.

So, today, I had the tooth fixed, again.

I am grateful that dentists know how to bond a little white resin to my front tooth and I don’t have to spend every waking moment running my tongue against the gaping hole pretending I don’t look like a hockey player who caught the puck one too many times.

But I am most grateful that Justin has health insurance and this little ditty only ran us a little over eighty dollars.

I think about that olive, one that turned out to cost $84, and I smile.  It’s priceless really.  A night out with my dear Sara, who traveled from Texas to see me. A few giggles and laughs, but most of all, a knowing look from a friend who understands me like a sister.  I didn’t even have to say what was wrong, she instantly knew.

That’s what friends are for.
In good time and bad times and all the chips in between.

Abundantly abundant love.

More tomorrow.
Lovemore {fearless}
Jamie

{do you have friends who are like sisters?}
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