Ok so saying I ‘never’ get compliments on something, is going a bit to far because honestly everyone gets compliments about something at some time in their life time, even if they don’t remember, I am pretty sure they have. At first I was going to say I never got compliments on my smile, but I am glad I thought about it because even though I don’t get ‘as much’ compliments on my smile, I have indeed gotten them. Especially from my wonderful better half, William. And I am certain if I think back in time, I could find a handful of compliments about smile, if I really thought about it.
Day 12: Something You Never Get Compliments On
So in all honesty, I cannot think of anything I haven’t gotten a compliment on, even though the amount of compliments have been less than I would of wanted and that maybe because I am not happy with my teeth right now (I know some rude people would probably say, ‘so get them fixed’) and that is always easier said then done, especially when you are having personal financial hardships. My parents being immigrants, both working as we are growing trying to give us all they could, sadly weren’t able to provide that dental care we needed. Not braces anyway, regular check ups maybe, but something as costly as braces, just wasn’t in the budget.
Living with my teeth crooked (front top) is partially my fault, not my parents, and when I say my fault, I mean as a child growing up. I was constantly told not to rub my gums with my tongue, but I was such a stubborn little girl, that I did it anyway, never thinking it was going to leave a lasting effect, and it did. I remember being warned by the family dentist a bunch of times about what would happen, but well, I ignored everyone. Now I know as a child I didn’t know any better, and I’m not going to say as an adult I should know better, my teeth are relatively healthy I have a few cavities, according to the dental services I go to I still do need braces. So naturally because of this I don’t smile as much as I would like to. As an adult, the hardship have prevented me from being able to reach a place in my life where I could afford them, but there is light at the end of the tunnel, and I know I will get them, and have that smile I have always wanted.