November 23: Toothpaste

Sometimes we take the little things for granted, like toothpaste.

It is always around for twice daily brushings, but when you travel and forget your tube or mistakenly assume the person you’re visiting will have extra, you realize how sorely you need it.

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It’s like when a tornado knocks out the power, and you suddenly realize how you can’t turn on your hallway light or watch a movie to kill time.

You can’t open the fridge or else the cold will escape, and you cannot cook if your stove runs on electricity.

You won’t know the time and cannot set an alarm to wake up if your phone dies while the electricity is down.

We’re so dependent on it! And we need toothpaste every day, too. I’m glad I was able to borrow some.

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