365 Reasons to Smile – Day 69
When we were in our twenties, my husband described me as a granola girl. That was his way of saying I didn’t spend much time or energy on my appearance.
I still don’t spend much time on my appearance, but I do spend a lot more money on it, especially on my hair.
I blame that on my father’s “prematurely grey” gene.
Having grown up with a mother who had never dyed her hair (she still hasn’t), the idea of doing so was tantamount to eating store-bought cookies in her house. It was something you just didn’t do.
And yet, I took the leap and did it anyway. And I’ve never regretted it.
At first, I said I’d let the grey show when I turned 40.
That didn’t happen, and now I don’t know when or if I ever will.
I have a hair stylist who is a color genius.
I’m willing to fork over the money for a few highlights and to risk a slightly different hair color because she always makes me feel like a million bucks. Thanks to her, almost every day is a good hair day.
And that always makes me smile.
Day 63: To Kill a Mockingbird Day 62: Green Lights Day 61: My Canine Friends Day 60: Differences Day 59: A New Box of Crayons Day 58: Bookworms Day 57: Being Oblivious Day 56: Three-day Weekends Day 55: A Cat Purring Day 54: Being a Unique Individual Day 53: Children’s Artwork Day 52: Lefties Day 51: The Neighborhood Deer Day 50: Campfires Day 49: Childhood Crushes Day 48: The Words “Miss You” Day 47: Birthday Stories Day 46: Nature’s Hold on Us Day 45: Play-Doh Day 44: First Day of School Pictures Day 43: Calvin and Hobbes Day 42: Appreciative Readers Day 41: Marilyn Monroe’s Best Quote Day 40: Being Silly Day 39: Being Happy Exactly Where You Are Day 38: Proud Grandparents Day 37: Chocolate Chip Cookies Day 36: Challenging Experiences that Make Great Stories Day 35: You Can’t Always Get What You Want Day 34: Accepting the Fog Day 33: I See the Moon Day 32: The Stonehenge Scene from This is Spinal Tap Day 31: Perspective Day 30: Unlikely Friendships Day 29: Good Samaritans Day 28: Am I a Man or Am I a Muppet? Day 27: Shadows Day 26: Bike Riding on Country Roads Day 25: When Harry Met Sally Day 24: Hibiscus Day 23: The Ice Cream Truck Day 22: The Wonderful World of Disney Day 21: Puppy love Day 20 Personal Theme Songs Day 19: Summer Clouds Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street
Posted on September 13, 2013, in My life, perspective and tagged 365 reasons to smile, aging, beauty, grey hair, hair, hair styles, hair stylist, musings, perspective, smiles. Bookmark the permalink. 124 Comments.