Mom gets a Perm and a Smile

Mom with her new perm -- a good hair day!

Good Morning, God!

Yesterday was a Good Hair Day for Mom. After two set backs with an outer ear infection she was well enough to go off to the Cinderella Beauty Salon right there in the Hawaii Kai retirement residence.

HURRAY!  I teased her and said I should have taken BEFORE and AFTER photos.  Only, what woman wants to have a photo taken of her with her hair looking like Albert Einstein’s hair!  Electric!

Somehow, God, looking like we are “in control” helps us get back in control.  Nothing is so good for our morale as having our hair done!

Ah, God, I think of the people of Japan. Earthquakes, tsunamis, and losing family and friends pretty much slams our normal sense of being in control. Resiliency is really a matter of regaining our sense of control. I don’t mean “cosmic control.”  What  I mean by regaining control is assessing of WHAT HAPPENED, WHAT DOES IT MEAN, and WHAT CAN I DO!

I suppose, God, that is sort of like having a RESET button we can push when our circumstances change drastically.  Doing that brings us back into balance. And being in BALANCE means that we are better able to respond. Maybe not right away and not without having to turn around.

Still, having YOU, God, in my life — the GROUND of my being — means I am able to put my roots down into You. That really helps with stability and balance! And I am very thankful, God.

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