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I had a small anaesthetic and a small filling, and afterwards the dentist thanked me for ‘being good’.  I was surprised. After all, all I did was lie back and open my mouth, and I am a grown up. But where I had taken it for granted that that was what you do at the dentist, apparently some people struggle.

We take so many things for granted, don’t we? Maybe what comes automatically or seems easy isn’t automatic or easy for everybody. Maybe it still deserves thanks. Certainly, it cheered me up!

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