Find a splendid way to get lost in the moment!

Today I Love…

Getting lost in the moment of drilling! What is your splendid way to get lost in the moment? Write it. Share it. Embrace it this next moment!

Today, I love drilling ivory. I love watching the beige tusk spin out from a millimeter of depth. How it rolls and collides in a dance of freedom. I love creating that freedom. And I love taking a deep inhale through my yellow mask, breathing in the burning ivory. I love the scent of burning ivory – like the gift of fresh-baked scone. And I love that the ivory burns less every day.

Today, I love remembering. I love wondering how it felt to first hold the drill. Not too long ago. The day when my hand first met metal. I remember, how I was so clumsy. And I love that I was so clumsy! My lines skidding into a path of improvement. I love that I can see such improvement.

Today, I love finding balance, my fingers resting steady, guiding my drill no deeper than dentin. I love the softness of dentin, and how I can create such precision with my hands. And I love that I now know where to place my fingers, when only two weeks ago, I did not. Today, I love learning, and I love how the challenge of the experience becomes just an afterthought.

Today, I love the serenity in the moments surrounding afterthoughts.

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© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

What makes you smile?

What makes you smile?

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I have a list at home 100 items long and growing, filled with so many reasons to smile! If I am down or need a reminder, there my list is, smiling right back at me!

And today, it’s YOUR turn! Grab that pen and paper and start your go-to list: what parts of life make you smile? Remember them. Embrace them. Live your life with a smile.

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

You Can Overcome

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What stands between you and your dreams?

Fear?

                                                               Uncertainty?

                                                              Self-doubt?

Today, let’s overcome!

Try for one day, one hour, one minute of your Monday to go through life as if there were no obstacles. What would be different? How would your life change? What is life like when there is nothing standing in your way?

NOW is the time to be free!

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

Let’s Have a Party!

Stop everything you are doing . . .

Turn up some music,

AND DANCE!

It is SO easy to get bogged down in the to-do lists of life! In fact, we get so focused on our worries and obligations that we forget the music is still playing. So pick your song, crank up the music, and JUST DANCE!

The work will still be there for you at the end of the song 😉

 

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.

For when things get hard

I received a call recently.  From an old friend.  In tears.  Contemplating . . . everything.

Take a deep breath.  She is safe.

But she said something to me in those moments of turmoil.  She called herself weak.  And, really, I couldn’t argue, because it was 2 a.m.  And she was overwhelmed.  And we were both tired.  And she was depressed on top of that.  Surely, if only from carrying that burden, she was weak.  But, I couldn’t just agree.

Because, the thing is, her weakness – the weakness of exhaustion, the weakness of fear –  was real.  AND it was temporary.  It was something we have all experienced – in moments of panic, in nights of exhaustion.  Yes, her weakness was at an extreme – and she is now safe – but her weakness wasn’t foreign, and it wasn’t innate.  It was natural.  And transient.

And by the strength to hang in there, her weakness is something she’ll beat.

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This letter posted with permission of a dear friend.   ‘Because you are a writer,’ she says, ‘and today, I am a muse.’ 

© 2017 Mirissa D. Price: A Dental Student, A Writer, A Journey to Share.