Friday, April 05, 2013

Thoughts For Today -- Perfect Brows

Isn't this a gorgeous eyebrow? I admire perfect brows. I've always wished they could be mine. I know, weird huh. But I'll bet there's something about you that you wish was just exactly right.

I was born with skimpy brows and the older I get the skimpier they get.

In truth, perfection is not something we should strive for. If we're always chasing after it I fear we'll fall into the deep ditch called vanity. Imperfection is healthier anyway, don't you think? At least while we are here on earth where pride can run amuck.

However, I do believe we ought to have firsts in our lives, even when we are old. And yesterday was a first for me. I decided to do something about my scrawny brows. I went into my local beauty salon and had my eyesbrows shaped, waxed and dyed. I'm tired of using brown eye shadow to fill mine in. And my touch is unreliable. Some days I look like Groucho Marx and other days I end up with a line so faint and thin I shouldn't have bothererd. It was time for help.

When I sat in the chair while the dye was administered, I envisioned satiny brown shapely brows that would flawlessly frame my eyes. But after the coloring was done I looked in the mirror and was greatly disappointed. I could barely see my brows. We tried again--still nearly invisible. After that, the technician shaped them with hot wax, which made them look nicer, but this morning I had to pull out my brown eye shadow. I thought -- Only me.

I'm disappointed, but I'm glad I did it. It's always good to try something new, especially after the age of sixty. When I think about it, I wonder why it took me so long, even if it was unsuccessful.

Have you tried something new recently? Tell us about it. We need to encourage one another to be more adventurous. So, here's to new adventures . . . even if they are something simple like shaping a brow.

Grace and peace to you from God,


1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3:11 PM

    loved this post! I feel unsatisfied every time I have my hair done. Think it's just my own discontent with self shining thru... My big new thing to try this year was moving from city to a forest, and living/driving in snow. What a thrill to actually do it, in my senior years, and not die--ta dah! Now, I've been terrified 'n lost out of my mind--but DID IT. God is so good.