Friday, October 21, 2011

A Mirror

Most of the time I pass by a mirror, I try to scoot along without catching any more than a glimpse of myself.
...but then there is that sacred time under the dark cloak of morning, when lit by those irritating luminescent bulbs, I plaster over every pore and enhance my natural color, playing up the best feature God gave me (such as they are), and for those 10 minutes, I allow myself to pass inspection.  I reflect upon my body with as much happiness as I can muster, and all the thankfulness in the world, that any complaint I might venture to lodge against the way I am created, is small and petty.

For that, I feel blessed by ten small minutes and a mirror.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Smelling the Roses

There is nothing better than taking a couple minutes out of the day to notice the beauty in the world around you.  Even if there is only one flower blooming, just pretend it's blooming only for you!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The TV

I was listening to a radio program and two of the men on the show were talking about "regulating" television programming and movie content for the sake of children.  But instead of thinking this was the responsibility of the parents, they were talking about the government intervening and regulating the people creating the TV shows and movies.  I found myself getting a little riled up.  They went on to say, "Well, if as a parent, you stopped to instruct your children against doing things you saw on TV, all you'd ever do is be pausing the television."  Excuse me, but maybe you ought to think about what you're putting into your eyes and heart then if it's that concerning that you feel you have to instruct your children against it.  There are plenty of "wholesome" programs and movies out there.  I fail to understand the logic of giving up.  Just make a choice, make a change, and embrace right whenever the spirit tells you something is wrong.  Turn away, turn the channel, and be happier and less vexed for it.

End rant.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Proper Footwear

I saw this photo of screen actress Virginia Grey exercising (pilates?) in heels and couldn't resist posting it.

I don't know about you all, but I usually just put on a pair of tennis shoes. :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Lovely Hair

I am one of those girls that loves a good hair style, but hates actually styling one's hair.  I am convinced that if I could muster the self-confidence to rock sleeping with a head-full of curlers, I would appear done up each day because it's such an easy thing to do.  Also, I don't really think most modern hair styles are actually "styles".  They are just cuts.  We've turned into hippies.  Not really.  But I do think it's nice to  make an effort to some degree.  It's possible, even when wearing jeans and a sweatshirt, to look nice.