You know how it is when you have been working on something for so long… head down, in the trenches, with no sign at all that anything you’re doing is even making a bit of difference?
Then, comes the sun. The certain knowledge that what you’ve been doing all this time has paid off. There’s a definite solid concreteness your efforts — and it comes with a simple statement from the dentist: “We don’t see any cavities.”
The relief floods your soul. All of those mornings and nights when you remembered to say, “Brush your teeth,” the lectures you gave about dental hygiene and flossing have paid off in full.
Not only is the sun shining — but you feel free enough to embrace its glow.