Friday, November 20, 2009

Thankful Challenge: healthy hair

I have had a series of disappointing haircuts here in Ohio. And I finally found a stylist that I feel comfortable with and trust. I took a picture of myself and a hair style I was trying to get back to. Basically, I wanted to get back to a more polished, more manicured look. I came home with it a tad bit shorter than i would have liked ,but it's hair, and it will grow. At least, I got a good cut. I also got my brows waxed and I had been there for 2 hours, so I opted out of getting it dryed and styled. It was already 9:00pm, the babies were in bed, my husband had the night off, Grey's Anatomy was already on....I was ready to go. Plus, she burned me three times while waxing my brows. Ouch. So, when I came home, my husband was like, "Do you like it?" Men can not envision it. No, really, I couldn't either, but, I didn't care at that point. And today I woke up, took a shower, got ready and it all went smoothly. I think, I'm really going to like it. But, before, when I was in the shower, I was giving myself a little pep talk that went something like this.... "Tiffany, you need to be glad you have hair. Lots of thick, shiny, healthy hair. You could be sick, going through chemo, and having to wear a wig. So, shake it off, and count your blessings. It's just hair. If it doesn't work out, it will grow."
I try to focus on the positive. Negative is so draining. I think I spent my adolescence so jaded. I was such a victim. I was focused on every bad thing that had ever happened to me, and how I couldn't seem to over come it. I was broken, and whiny, and pitiful. (Gag.) I was so focused on myself. My focus was inward instead of upward. Not that I didn't have the Lord in my life at that time. (Our lives are always a work in progress.) And I knew that He loved me. I just hated myself more. And now, I'm so over it. Not that I'm over all my problems in life. I just choose to handle them differently. It's hard for me to allow myself to even go back there, because I don't want to flirt with that old thought pattern. And It took up so much of my time and energy. I guess that's why I avoid people and situations that are negative. I mean we all have our days. But, I'm not going to get caught up in that again. And, I know that's what the Lord wants for me. A good life, a fruitful, productive life. And a good, healthy head of hair;)


Winging It said...

You DO have beautiful hair! And I am so glad that you have let Jesus' love for you overpower your inward malaise'! Now you really do overflow with the abundant life!

God bless!

Tiffany said...

Ah, thank you Maria! It's nice to see you here in bloggyland! I've missed reading your words of encouragement. I miss your old blog. I know FB is the new thing. With 2 little ones I barely keep up with either one. But, I try;)

Christy said...


I know that hair wasn't the point of this post it was to focus on the positive and I SO needed that reminder. I just find it hilarious that I was pouting over my hair-the very example you used!