Being a mom of five, I see patches of those days captured in the young married, new parent, lives of my own grown ones.
Some time back, I had a health scare, ended up nothing, BUT...,as expected, it got me asking those questions of life, taking "the proverbial" stock, if you will. Those questions we've all asked through time eternal. What have I done? What do I need to do, here, now? Those are the questions I take to my God ; the ones that have no earthly answers. The ones that need wisdom, the ones with answers leading to the peace that passes all understanding. I've resolved with God, along time ago, about life and death and the sins in my life. So, my answer from God showed in the simple form of a regret, whispering across my soul, "Lezlee, always be kind". I am pretty kind, as things go, filled with mercy and a tender heart, for the most part. I didn't feel condemnation from God, only a gentle reprimand, of opportunities wasted. A reprimand meant to change me with a thoughtful reminder that kindness is important to Him, therefore kindness is important and must be to me...When we choose kindness it beats down selfishness, which ironically is a road to bitterness and self destruction. I'm glad my God, in His wisdom and kindness, wants only the best for me~An abundant life filled with joy. Now, if I was going to be selfish, wouldn't that be the kind of life I would wish for?!
Now, that all being said, here is a funny, quintessential picture of me in the 80's, taken at a neighbor's home. I was the model for my hairstylist friend, ( take a look at our hair and outfits, oh, yeah, don't forget, kindness...lol). She entered a hair style contest and won the opportunity to travel around malls and such doing demonstrations. I look like something off Star Trek, with that metallic suit! NO choice, but to do my hair that way, short in front, long in back, because a few days earlier, when I was using a brush curling iron it got so tangled up, by my ear, after awhile, I just gave up and cut it out, almost to the scalp! Oh, well it was burning anyway... This cut was really not in style yet, so maybe we invented it...HEE HEE.
If only I could still fit in the this jumpsuit, I would wear it to Mindy's Dress Up Sale!
I was a stay at home mom, with four kids at the time,
so this was a fun night for me, in my PRior LIfe.
I would love for everyone to join the party on the 16th... and feel free to add a blast from the past snapshot of one of your Prior Lives...