3. Jan, 2019

It’s your time to shine!

Hi everyone! It’s been a while, but yesterday something happened I felt was well worth a blog post... 

It began as an ordinary day and then as the day went by, the extraordinary happened ...

I was driving along on my way to meet a lovely new friend, who I had not yet met in person, from fb. With the music blaring and me singing, not a care in the world, when I decided to stop at the dentist rooms in Midland. There I pulled up in their car park and got out of my car. 

I opened the door to the office and stepped in. Weirdly, I felt like the whole room was mine. Strange I know! But yesterday strange didn’t cut it. 

The first thing I noticed were too kind faces looking at me from behind the desk. “Can I help you?“ one kind lady smiled at me... the other person was a young looking guy who I thought may have been a dentist. I was right.

I enquired about getting implants, stating that I had just about had it with my denture. (The full dental story can be found here in my blogs). Anyway the kind people behind the desk were more than happy to assist me and I spoke briefly about my denture journey and how I meditated away to have all my teeth removed. I also listened to the song ‘Shine, by Vanessa Amorosi... on my little voice recorder... They were amazed at my story. I still felt weird though... like I was the only one in the room, however a lady was sitting on the seats waiting, it seemed, to be seen. Or maybe she was waiting for someone to finish. Either way, I wasn’t the only one in the room. Although it felt like I was. The two lovely people behind the desk, the guy who I had learned now, was called Caleb. They told me they could have a quick look at my denture and headed off to set up the spare room. The first thing I noticed as I walked over to the seats was the lady sitting in the waiting room. I smiled at her. She smiled sweetly back. I then walked over to a shelf that had a few pamphlets on it. I picked up one and instantly read the words on it in bold print… it read ‘It’s your time to shine’ (see pic 1) ... I kept the pamphlet because I didn’t see the actual pamphlet I only saw those 5 words, they stood out like they were screaming at me. When I turned around I saw the next ‘sign‘ next to the shelf stood a placard that read ‘The journey of a thousand miles, begins with a smile’ (see pic 2). Then as if that wasn’t enough on the wall behind me hung a picture of a dozen butterflies. (See pic 3). I was astounded! 

Now the reason I say yesterday was ‘weird’ is because everywhere I went it seemed I was the only one in the room. Shop, office. No matter where I walked into. All eyes were on me. Now you may  think I am up myself for saying this but today the spotlight was all mine. After the dentist and receptionist had set up the room I was beckoned to follow them both and I was shown into a room with a dentist chair and not much else. I actually felt that this room wasn’t used very often. 

 I was asked to sit on the chair and lie back, open my mouth, with my denture in it, and show the dentist where it hurt the most. I was quite happy to do so. Again a weird feeling came over me. A bit like dejevu really. 

The dentist then checked my gums and told me they were a little ulcerated. I thought to myself, that’s where the pain is coming from. The dentist then told me, he was quite happy with my denture, however, he could make it more comfortable for me if I liked. I said “Yes please”. 

He excused himself from the room and proceeded to gather a couple of tools and returned promptly with an electric file etc. He began filing my denture plate and asked me to open my mouth so he could see where it needed the most attention. After a short period of time, he had filed back the bulkiness of my plate and then asked me to resituate it in my mouth. I did! It felt great! It actually felt different. He was so pleased with my smile I gave him. I don’t know how to explain it fully, but that smile, was something I hadn‘t been able to do for some time, for real. It‘s only when you lose something that you actually notice it gone! So true! My smile was given back to me today. All the signs led me to being made a client. I’m now looking forward to possibly being treated by these lovely people. I filled out all the forms and all the questions needed to add me to the data base. I will be going back as these people will be the ones to finish off my dental journey. 

I’m not too sure what lies ahead. But I do know that wherever I’m headed it will definitely be with a smile. The signs I received just in that brief moment in the dental office, were so clear. There was no mistaking them. The fact that the pamphlet read those 5 awesome words and then the placard... I realised my smile is what gets me where I need to go... the fact that it’s authentic, yet fake, being a denture plate.  If I’ve learnt something from this visit, it’s all in the attitude. In the end I was standing next to the front desk and Caleb came out and wished me well. I then prepared to pay for at least a consultation fee but the lovely lady behind the desk said there was no cost involved today. I couldn’t believe it! I was expecting at least $100, being dental work, but no! I wasn’t charged a single cent. 

Thsts what I meant when I said it felt like I owned the room! It was like all that mattered was my denture comfort. Thank you Universe! I appreciate you having my back... The signs were wonderful and now! I know this year I’m destined for great things! It’s my time to shine! 

The first sign said it’s my time to shine. The second sign was a thousand miles, New York, came to mind and the third was the butterflies. I truly believe it’s time to be that butterfly I’ve always wanted to be. I find many signs every day now and all these signs lead me to the fact that it’s my time to shine. Thand you Universe. My real smile is back! 

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