Saturday, May 21, 2011

Rainy Days and Red Lipstick

Most woman I know will admit, albeit reluctantly,  to having one feature on their face that they prefer over others.   They love their eyes, or their nose, or a dimple.  I have one friend, who because her husband told her that it was her freckles that he fell in love with, loves her freckles.  For me, it has always been my lips.  I have my dad's side of the family's huge teeth and even though my two front teeth are crowns because of a bike accident when I was 12, my mouth but in particular my lips are my "thing."

I am very happy with my lips and in my youth, I often wore chap-stick to highlight them and then, in my teens, I learned the advantage of wearing lipstick.  My friends, my husband and even my children know that I never leave the house without lipstick on.  I can be "makeup-less" no problem with the exception of lipstick. So, in most drawers, my purse, my car, my husband's car, my in-law's cabin, there is lipstick in various shades.  It is must for me and I own many colors and brands.  

Why this discussion?  Well, for the last month or so, we have had rainy cloudy skies, almost nonstop.    Many years ago, I decided weather was not going to affect my mood (even though I cannot stand endless hot days or endless gray skies), I push on and force myself to be happy (or sad when needed), regardless of the weather.  I will "be" regardless of outside influences.  When it comes to rainy cloudy weather, I have one tool I use to combat it--red lipstick.

On dark cloudy days, when Mother Nature is saying, "Gray it will be."  I say, "No, it will be red."  Take that Mother Nature.

1 comment:

love.boxes said...

Elder Packer once said that he was happier after he emmancipated himself from the weather... Good for you! You have a lovely mouth and I adore red lipstick (and red shoes too )