December 8 – Beautifully Different. Think about what makes you different and what you do that lights people up. Reflect on all the things that make you different – you’ll find they’re what make you beautiful. (Author: Karen Walrond)
I have a hard time with this entry. I feel as if I spend my career generally concentrating on what makes everyone who sits in my chair so beautifully different. There are so many different kinds of beauty out there- it’s one of my goals in life to try and be certain that every person I (literally) touch feels like the best possible expression of what makes him or her so beautiful and so different.
Is that cheesy? I’ve had one glass of wine with no dinner and I’m feeling a bit sentimental.
What makes me so different? Not much, really. Or Everything, maybe. I’m just a redhead who has scissor cuts on her fingers, the cutest baby in the world on her hip, and a terrific husband. I’m just a regular pile of success and failure and success that creates failure that begets success. I’m the luckiest girl in the world who sometimes has a bad day (or month, or year). I’m just thankful, mostly. I’m thankful for my present. I’m thankful that I created a tumultuous past. I’m thankful that I’ve been a million different people from one day to the next. I’m thankful that I have choices. I have hope for my future. I don’t know if all of that’s different, but it is my own celebration.
Here’s some gorgeous hair that someone let me create on their head: