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Good Hair Day, Wasted

Jun 01, 2011

I don’t know if it was the low humidity yesterday or what, but for some reason my hair was just stunning. Okay, maybe not “stunning,” but for me, it was pretty awesome. It was a Good Hair Day. Just the right amount of body without the frizz, the errant gray hairs were covered by Clairol 102 (Medium Natural Ash Blonde), and my bangs did what they were supposed to do-sweep off to the side without getting in my eyes.

Birds were singing and the sun was shining. I had a skip in my step. I didn’t even have to put my hair in a clip, it was that good.

TOO BAD NO ONE SAW IT. I didn’t go anywhere and no one came over. I almost made up a trip to the grocery store, just for the hair’s sake, but stopped myself before I grabbed the keys.

Rats. My Good Hair Day – wasted, and I’ll never get it back.

Strangely, that “Look at my hair” feeling is the same feeling I’ve gotten when I’ve done something extraordinarily good and want people to notice. I’d like them to comment on my generosity or my unselfishness…to which I would humbly mumble “aw, it was nothing, really.” I’ll be honest and admit that my motives for helping others haven’t always been pure.

Sometimes, I’ve felt that “Good Deed – Wasted” feeling because no one was there to see it.

Check out Matthew 6:1-2: “Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to
be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in
heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet
before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have
their reward.”

This is my prayer today: “Lord, let me honor You with my service to you and those around me – not to be seen and admired by others, but to please You out of a pure heart. Let me glorify You in word and deed, both in the shadows where no one will ever notice, and in public, where glorifying “self” is so easy to get caught up in. Give me a humble heart that will give, and love and serve, simply out of devotion to You. Help me to seek the eternal, not the temporal, and make You alone the object of my worship.”

Would you make this your prayer today, too?

Rachel – hair back in a clip today 🙂