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.


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.


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.


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.