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This last week I was sick. Just a head cold, but the kind that knocks you out and makes you feel like you can’t get out of bed from lack of energy (hence the lack of outfits this week…I figured you didn’t want to see pictures of me in my pajamas…ha!).I felt disgusting from constant napping and ragged coughing.
It made me think of all the times I have felt imperfect.
When I was younger, I actually believed that I wouldn’t get married because of the reasons below. I also compare myself to others at times and feel “not pulled together”, like I’m never 100%.
I am “flawed” because:
-I go for days without showering. If you know me, you regrettably know this fact. I despise showers for the time they take. If there was a pill I could take to stay clean, I would take it.
-I say stupid/awkward things. I am pretty sure my foot is in my mouth 80% of my life. This is a fault that I work the hardest on. I saw a quote on pinterest that said “Sometimes, my greatest accomplishment is just keeping my mouth shut.” So true.
-I don’t shave for
weeks months. This goes right along with the showering pill concept.
-I wear clothes out of the dirty clothes hamper. So many times I’ve not had enough clean clothes, mostly caused by laziness and not doing the laundry.
-I forget to wear deodorant. Although most of the time these days I will put it on and then put it on again five minutes later because I forgot that I put it on previously. Ugh.
-I poorly maintain my eyebrows. I swear that these little buggers just sneak up on me and are all of a sudden bushy. Grr.
-I leave old nailpolish on my nails forever. I leave the sad remnants of my manicure on for weeks which drives my coworker crazy.
-I have super scaly dry legs. Very often I get to work only to notice that my legs are disgustingly dry because I forgot to put lotion on. Why are there so many beauty things to remember to do?! Being a girl is so difficult sometimes!
Despite all of these things, the thing that I have to remember is I am a daughter of God and no matter how poorly I look (or smell…oy!), He loves me. Above all else, I strive to have integrity, speak and act kindly to others and be a light for Christ’s truth every day.
I know today is not completely fashion related, but a good reminder every day to look past your “imperfections” when you’re having an off day and remember that
YOU ARE LOVED!
Happy Friday! 🙂