True love never dies. Make it a poiont to give and receive love.

A husband and wife had been my dear dental patients for many years.

I render emergency dental care in Kansas City.

The husband was employed in the auto industry and retired  to fulfill

his heart’s desire, to fish and just take life easy to the end of his days.

The wife was in the office during a dental consultation for a smile makeover,

when she informed us her husband had recently passed away.

She had always wanted a new smile. At this time in her life she

was looking for a way to ease the pain of grief so she decided to improve her self image. I thought about all the steps it

would take to get the smile that’s going to  improve her appearance. I also thought about the difficulties of life the patient

must be going through, while grieving the loss of her husband.

It took two months to complete the dental treatment plan for our patient. The new smile certainly did make her look

more attractive. Her most sincere comment still lingers in my thoughts about how much her husband would have liked

the new bridgework and cosmetic effects created to enhance her appearance. Throughout the two month period

my patient shared with me the many memories she and her husband experienced together. They cruised the world

and enjoyed each other. She gave me the sense that he was still with her in spirit. Her comments were so true for love

never dies. It transforms into our thoughts about the good times we have shared with loved ones that have passed on.

Those memories are so precious to all of us and on certain days can even bring a big smile to your face. You can still feel the warmth of that person’s love within your own heart and for that reason the love for them never wanes.

Love is a form of energy that comes to us from our Creator, the Highest power in His Universe. If love comes from God,

then this energy must also be in a stellar range greater than any other emotion’s energy. When you are able to give and receive love, you become a very powerful being. Love is also known as the universal language.

“If you would be loved, love and be lovable.” Benjamin Franklin

Many people in life do not receive love from others, in the manner that we can help to make the world  a place free of

poverty and war. If you give love to others, starting at home, you will have a saner environment from which to operate.

“A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.” Cicero

Good memories last a life time. The loving relationships that we have with others are worth their weight in gold.

I often think of a 1970’s series Spitfire our family owned. The engine was rebuilt and man! Zoom, Zoom, Zoom!

When my two boys were small they would climb into the small car, one in the passenger seat and one near the gear shift.

While shifting the gears and engaging the clutch, I can see my sons extending a leg and grasping a make believe gear shift.

On rainy days the top would leak at the seal of the windshield. Water on our clothing, not a big deal. The car created an

atmosphere of togetherness. The memories of those times are very precious in my later years. The car was fun to drive,

but it was the good fortune to experience those memories that I cherish to this day.

Focus on the value of relationships in your life. See if you can set as a priority to strengthen the relationships that are

most dear to you. If you have no loving relationships at this time , you can still give love to people you come into contact with as often as you can. It will make you more loving and wiser as an individual. We all have something that we can give to the world for the betterment of mankind. By knowing your limitations, you realize, per Dr. Charles Stanley, your inadequacies to handle the work that the Creator places before us to do. He says the humble in spirit will see God, do his

work in their lives.

Dr. Robbi Zachariah states that the events and problems that bombard you on a day to day basis will not affect you when you know truth. Truth will set you free. There is nothing more powerful than truth. It changes the world for the better.

You are blind until you know the truth. In knowing truth, you can meet each day with courage and conviction. God will see you through no matter what.

Just like giving love that comes from the Creator, His wisdom exercised in our lives makes us very powerful.

Do you know what you want from life after you obtain the material things that many of us go for initially?

The movie industry is full of dysfunctional relationships, due to the perceived notion that you must live up to your image.

Image becomes everything to the movie industry. Don’t expect long term contentment from things. Possessions are at best a temporary fix.

You can say, the tide of good fortune, is traveling the less traveled road of life, to fulfill your dream. And  know, the value of your relationships and your value to others. Stop and think about your value to others, who were thankful, you were

able to listen.

The less traveled road, is the road that gets you closer to your goals where you are willing to take the journey with a no quit attitude. The road will find you continuing to work on areas in your life where growth is needed. Success becomes a

present reality and not a distant future goal. So make your living and get the things for you and yours

you so deserve, but continue to co-create your life by what you are willing to give to others.

We don’t always have to be the knight in shining armor, coming to slay dragons and save the damsel in distress.

Women don’t have to pack their super woman capes to save all of mankind each and every day.

Be willing to travel the road less traveled and know the importance of your most cherished relationships.

“You don’t learn to hold your own in the world by standing on guard, but by attacking, and getting well hammered yourself.” George Bernard Shaw.

True love never dies regarding those so precious and dear. It continues to live on in us.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

Artis L. Clark, D.D.S.



Published by Artis

I am a dentist in the Kansas City, MO. area willing to help in the world where dental health care is needed and appreciated. To date we have established a dental clinic in Israel and evaluated the healthcare delivery system in Havana Cuba. Serving my community at this time as a photo journalist also.

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