My daughters have accused me
of being dramatic.
On Wednesday as I was getting ready to go somewhere
I became increasingly frustrated by the cowlick in my bangs.
After close examination,
I realized the hair was missing.
What the Hello Kitty was going on?
I remembered it had been weird on that side a few days earlier.
This was no cowlick tomfoolery.
This was time to call Bosley Hair Transplants.
Instead I called daughter, Maggie, my stylist.
She said it was not a big deal.
I called daughter, Abbie, my chiropractor.
She claimed it could be hormone changes due
to weight loss or menopause.
Maggie looked at it and said there is hair
but it is short ..maybe re-growth
or maybe I broke it off.
Neither of them were alarmed
or concerned with my fate.
I called my buddy Jamie.
She knew what needed to be done.
She immediately started sending me images
of wigs for sale on the shopping channels.
Now, that is a kindred spirit.
For years I have said "make sure you marry for love,
because they all end up fat and bald in the end."
Little did I know it would be me that was bald.
Thank you Karma and Dead Estrogen for that a$$ bite.
After all the
I sat down at my computer the next morning
and I read my daily devotion.
It was as follows...
August 9, 2012
Praise God Anyway
Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Cast up a highway for Him who rides through the deserts; whose name is the Lord, and exult before Him (Psalm 68:4).
Friend to Friend
I love the story of the woman who woke up one morning, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head. "Well," she said, "I think I'll braid my hair today. She did and she had a wonderful day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head. "Hmm," she said, "I think I'll part my hair down the middle today." She did and she had a great day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head. "Well," she said, "today I'm going to wear my hair in a ponytail." So she did and she had a fun day. The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that there wasn't a single hair on her head. "Yes!" she exclaimed, "I don't have to fix my hair today!" Now that’s what I call having a good attitude. Attitude can transform anything and everything – thoughts, habits, and perspectives. We can literally change our lives by changing the way we think. In Isaiah 26:3 (NLT), we find the promise, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you.” A mind filled with thoughts fixed on God will produce a heart filled with praise – and girlfriend, praise is a powerful tool in our spiritual arsenal. Praise brings healing to our spirit. When we honestly express our trust in God, then choose to give thanks, healing begins. Praise provides a highway upon which the Father conveys deliverance and blessing. Praise invites God to take up residence in the midst of our messy lives and becomes a free-flowing conduit of God’s very presence and power at work in us. God funnels infinite blessings into a life that praises Him. Stress and anxiety fade as peace floods the heart that is filled with praise.
Now that is God talking to me.
I am cool with my hair situation.
I will use the special shampoo Maggie got me
and time will tell.
I may get a hormone.
I may go bald.
I may take to wearing flowers in my hair.
But, no matter what...
I will give thanks for my life and the great blessings I have.
Even if I really do have thinning hair
I still have Jesus and his salvation
and that beats any head of hair.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—