Remember the first day of school when you were young? The promise of a new year? The lessons learned from past mistakes that you were determined not to repeat? The iron-willed determination to keep your binder neat all year long this time? Yeah. How long did that last--one week? Maybe two?
I had my teeth cleaned tonight. You know what that means? It's the first day of school all over again. "I'm going to keep my teeth clean this time! I will remember to brush after every meal and floss every day! I'm going to go back to the dentist in six months and she won't have to clean a thing, because I kept up with it every single day!"