How amazing that most of us enjoy sight and hearing each moment of each day.
Of course we know or know of people who do not have sight or do not have hearing. Andreas Bocelli, the stupendous tenor, thrills us with his singing, bathing our very souls with his song.
And Thomas Edison’s incredible, world-changing achievements were apparently not hindered by his lack of hearing (to hear him tell it, may have been even more outstanding, due to better concentration).
Your eyes provide the luxuries of beauty, color, action, safety, enjoyment of your children, ability to do work that would be impossible without sight, and on and on.
Your ears add the luxuries of music, of conversation, of baby babble and so very much more.
Today, let your eyes see all those luxuries.
Let your ears hear them.
And feel gratitude for the amazing comforts and extravagances of seeing and hearing.
Let your eyes and ears fill your heart with their bounty.
In gratitude for this opportunity for both of us, that we share and communicate with the richness and splendor of our sight and our hearing.
Dr Chris Baker
America's most-trusted teacher of orthodontic continuing education, Dr. Chris Baker has practiced and taught for more than 30 years, and is a current or former faculty member of three U.S. dental schools. She is a pediatric dentist, author, blogger, dental practice consultant, and mentor. Dr. Chris is also Past President and Senior Instructor of the American Orthodontic Society. She is based in Texas, USA, but lectures around the world.
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