Inspiration

Patients always comment on the positive and happy environment associated with the Firehall Dentist. We believe that good things come to those who believe that life is good. Please enjoy and benefit from some of the wisdom of the ages that we draw on for motivation, strength, and inspiration.
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined. As you simplify your life, the laws of the universe will be simpler.

 

Live each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influences of each.
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau



Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.


Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.


The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.

People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
 
Eleanor Roosevelt



Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.


Be alert to give service. What counts a great deal in life is what we do for others.
 
Anonymous

Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old.


Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could.


Give all to love; obey thy heart.

Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique.

Whoever is open, loyal, true; of humane and affable demeanour; honourable himself, and in his judgement of others; faithful to his word as to law, and faithful alike to God and man....such a man is a true gentleman.

 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly to the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann c.1920




Slow me down

Slow me down, Lord!
Ease the pounding of my heart
By the quieting of my mind.
Steady my harried pace
With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me,
Amidst the confusions of my day,
The calmness of the everlasting hills.
Break the tensions of my nerves
With the soothing music
Of the singing streams
That live in my memory.

Help me to know
The magical power of sleep,
Teach me the art
Of taking minute vacations
Of slowing down
To look at a flower;
To chat with an old friend
Or make a new one;
To pat a stray dog;
To watch a spider build a web;
To smile at a child;
Or to read a few lines from a good book.

Remind me each day
That the race is not always to the swift;
That there is more to life
Than increasing its speed.

Let me look upward
Into the branches of the towering oak
And know that it grew great and strong
Because it grew slowly and well.

Slow me down, Lord,
And inspire me to send my roots deep
Into the soil of life's enduring values
That I may grow toward the stars
Of my greater destiny.

Wilferd A. Peterson

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Drs. Stephen Dyment, Heidi Kunze and Kiran Grover are family and cosmetic dentists at the Firehall Dentist. They welcome adult and children new patients from Waterdown, Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Carlisle and Flamborough. They are open evenings and Saturdays and provide family and children's dentistry including bonding, veneers, cosmetic makeovers, orthodontics, bridges, laser gum treatment, and emergency care. Laughing gas and gentle, caring service are customized to cater to every individual needs.