by Rita Davidson
Well I told you this was the cold season, and boy is it hanging on good here. Some of the boys are getting noisier so that’s a good sign they must be getting BETTER. But you know how it is, one gets well, then the next gets stick. No one ever gets sick on the SAME DAY right? (no that would be TOO EASY) LOL
Today is DAY 3 for me. With a cold everyday is a BIT different. We mostly use all those tips I already gave HERE, just to stay comfortable until it leaves as there is – no secret – to having it be GONE is there?
I woke up this morning and felt right TERRIBLE. I mean congested chest, watery eyes, congested sinuses (yes my worst) and general – brain fog – I – am – not – thinking – today type.
Here is a glimpse of what I REALLY looked like this morning:
NOT pretty is it? But it is REAL – I’m not here to look like a prima donna but to give you hope from the trenches. lol No make up, swollen eyes and sinuses, bad-cat-hair day and I felt 10 TIMES WORSE than this looks. That’s pretty bad. You know the kind of bad, that you don’t care about ANYTHING?
But I had to run out for a minute (just my luck) so besides trying to see if I could clear enough brain fog to make that happen (without getting into a five-car-pile up) I changed my clothes and added a wrap to my bad-cat-hair-day. lol
Do you know how much better I felt from just doing this? I mean we can all sneeze in our ugly gray sweats, but why not try look respectable so when you cross the mirror you think, “hey I don’t look too bad even though I feel terrible.” Believe me sometimes this is all you need to start feeling like a human being again.
Life is hard enough some days. Some of us deal with bills, health issues, and a other million worries. The problem is many women wait until they FEEL better to LOOK better. When in fact if they LOOKED better first they would start to FEEL better. Funny isn’t it? Wearing gray sweatpants is sure to make you feel as miserable as you are right? Well if your looking to stay miserable may as well look the part. But if your hoping for something better, why not go into your closet and find the most VIBRANT color you have and put it on. It might be a scarf, or a shirt, whatever it is put it on. Yeah you’ll feel kinda wierd and maybe even like your pretending. But soon enough your mood will brighten up.
Ladies, we are all carrying heavy crosses. We have a choice to carry them in gloomy gray and become a gloomy saint. Or we can carry them in vibrant colors and help our mood rise and be the HAPPY Saints we should all strive for since it is all about forgetting ourselves and doing penance. You never know whose watching you see.
I feel just as terrible now, with swollen sinuses and sneezing, but see what I LOOK like.
Maxi skirt – i made with fabric from Fabricland
Lime Shirt – Cotton Ginny (used)
Vest – Coldwater Creek (used)
Scarf – Walmart
I hope this gives you some hope with all your crosses today. If you are interested in how Prayer and Penance goes with Modesty and Beauty in our lives – join the waitlist for the NEW 2017 CRUSADE FOR MODESTY coming soon right here https://www.littleflowersfamilypress.com/our-ladys-modesty-league/
I’m off to settle down with my blanket, hot water bottle, maybe have a nap and who knows maybe do a Face Mask. I can’t wait to unveil the NEW 2017 CRUSADE for MODESTY for women wanting to do MORE for God each day starting with modesty. <3
With love & sniffles,
Rita xxo 🙂
Rita is a Catholic wife, and mother of seven, with three autistic boys. Author, of “Immodesty, Satan’s Virtue” (2001) and speaker, she has a PASSION for making #realcatholicmodesty understood. She is a licensed Hairdresser, and Make Up Pro with a degree in Natural Health who enjoys essential oils. She enjoys making people smile and sharing God’s love with anyone who will listen. After overcoming a stroke, disabilities, they lost everything in a devastating house fire that made them homeless for six months. She is determined to lead souls back to Christ by finding the #realcatholicbeauty in their lives by carrying their cross with JOY!
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