We’re out four bucks this week. Our daughter lost her two front bottom teeth and apparently a toonie per tooth is the going rate. I suppose baby teeth are a commodity. We’re conflicted about her passing another milestone. On the one hand, we’re sad to see the end of the baby toothed-era, but we (including our daughter) are excited that she’s moving into the big-toothed era. That and the fact that she has the unique situation of her adult teeth already moving in behind the recently departed baby teeth. Quite simply, that mouth wasn’t big enough for the both of them sets of chompers.

As if the excitement of a new phase of growth wasn’t enough, society had to heap on the expectation of financial reward in exchange for used (if tiny) body parts. Appropriately, our little recipient is thrilled to have shiny new additions to her piggy bank.

The tooth fairy comes and takes away that which we don’t need, making room for new growth and possibility. So what can we extract (pardon the pun) from this? There can be opportunity in loss, I think.

If you could have a fairy come and take something away from you to give you more room in your life for growth and possibility, what would you be rid of? (Don’t hold your breath for cash under the pillow on top of it though…that’s just plain greedy).

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us. - Alexander Graham Bell

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