Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Persistance is key.
I left my orthodontist office feeling very strange. It was like re-opening an old scar. With regards to the ginger root treatment, I felt very skeptical. I was also very MAD at my orthodontist's assistant. I couldn't believe she had refused to sell me her old prescription tube. At home, I googled the ginger root treatment and there were very few, or no references on the subject. The few references I found were about lotions CONTAINING ginger juice. But nothing about fresh ginger. I figured I would try, since it's so cheap, and since the assistant was so positive that it works.
Now, notice I was very skeptical about the whole ginger thing. Still, I quit everything else and used the ginger alone. I did NOT aid the treatment with positive thinking. If anything, I thought to myself, "This thing doesn't work... This thing doesn't work." I did NOT get rid of stress in my life, although I should have. As a matter of fact, I was working too much. I did NOT change my diet. All I did was to, systematically, apply the slices of fresh ginger root on my chin for about five seconds every morning before I walked out the door. I did not think. I just DID it. I did not look at myself in the mirror. I just repeated the quick ritual day after day, after day.