Monday, October 18, 2010

Beauty is Skin Deep, and Deep Skin Isn't Beauty

Today this thought ran through my head as I looked in the mirror:
Perhaps today is the day that starts to show my neglect of moisturizer from the first few years of my twenties.

I know, I know.
Moisturizer is the key to great skin.

And yet, I have pores the size of craters on the moon.
I do not have porcelain smooth skin or an alabaster brow.
This immediately rules me out as being a heroine in a western romance novel or the nemesis in a dime store fashionista book.

I'm okay with that.

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With little warning my hubby mentioned that we needed to leave for his appointment in 15 minutes today.
And then this thought ran through my head:
Why, oh why, did I have a luxurious bath last night instead of the practical one where I wash my hair?
No matter. Oily hair can be semi-disguised by a quick ponytail.

I know, I know.
Lather, rinse, REPEAT is what makes shiny hair.

And yet, I do not have silken hair that the sun shines off.
This rules me out of participating in Pantene Pro-V commercials and pointless hair dye magazine ads.

I'm okay with that.

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And when my kids were yelling in the back of the car planning the start of WW3, this thought ran through my head:
Lord, give me strength.

Instead of yelling at my kiddos, I gently told them to be quiet and asked questions to seek solution, rather than just arrive at silence 'because I said so!!!'

This may have qualified me for actually living out 1 Peter 3:4: Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight.

And I'm okay with that.


4 comments:

Natalie said...

I have to say this post makes me smile and makes me happy. :) I love it!! Thank you for putting things into perspective!! :)

halfpint said...

I am getting more and more 'worn-out' facially due to the elements and running or walking in the cold. There are a number of people at our church with lovely skin who are older than me. Most of them are nigro mind you, so I can't do anything about my genes. I shall try to be o.k. with this.... or maybe a tread mill. Ha!

Taylor said...

I feel like my skin looks so old lately. This makes me sad because I am almost 30.

TL said...

Hmmm.. and here I thought you had amazingly gorgeous, shiny beautiful hair, even after you mentioned that the hard water was so hard on it.

And I admired your skin, too. While I ate pizza. So there.