“You Look Pretty!” [Choosing Joy]
The other day I woke up begrudgingly. The week was over half way through and the fatigue was setting in. I looked in the mirror and sighed with disappointment. Dry skin, bags under the eyes, another gray hair, and a body that just refuses to bounce back after this third baby. The harsh bathroom lighting, sloppy sweats, and poor posture certainly were not helping the situation. For a moment I felt quite defeated.
Then I remembered that I hadn’t said good morning to God yet. So I turned away from the mirror and although it seems trivial, I prayed, “Good morning, God. Thank You for all Your blessings. I know You have made this new day for Your glory, but I’m not feeling very glorious. Would You please make me think I’m pretty? Amen.” When I spun back around, I was still a bit disheveled, but God put a smile on my face to get me started.
I dressed in my favorite color, brushed on a bit of bright pink blush, and pulled my hair back out of my face. Then I set off to tackle the day feeling better already.
As I went about my morning, I felt a positive energy that surpassed my usual Diet Mountain Dew buzz. And, I kid you not, five different people commented on how pretty I looked that day! Praise God! He compassionately listened to my silly plea for a self-esteem boost and answered it with “Katie, I think you are beautiful!”