Did I tell you I had a hair appointment the other night? I told her I wanted my hair cut short and I wanted it to be very blonde. Two and a half hours later, my hair was short and very blonde, and I wanted to cry. After wearing it at work all day yesterday, I decided I like my new hair. It always takes me a minute to adjust to a new hair do.
I think it takes me a minute to adjust to anything. And that sometimes gets me into trouble. I love to hear people talk about "learning to say no." For me, it is a constant battle to learn to say "yes." My immediate reaction is almost always "NO." And then I frequently want to rescind my no and ascent to yes. But I have often offended the person I have said NO to. Yesterday my daughter and I were planning our trip to SA, and she had a plan that I balked at, I could have offended her, but I think she knows me quite well and understands that it just takes me a minute. When we got off the phone, I thought - I wish I could do this differently.
Just for today, maybe I can.
After a seven mile run in the rain.
Thank you God!