You may have heard the story of the woman who was asked by her daughter why she always trimmed both ends of her joint of ham before she cooked it. Her response was, ” Well, my mother always cooked it that way, we’ll ask her why”. Grandma’s answer was the same, her mother always cooked it that way too. Luckily great-grandma was still around so they asked her why. Her reason? She didn’t have a pot big enough to cook a whole joint so she had to reduce the size.
A long time ago my cousin told me she didn’t sleep with pillows. That was the weirdest, coolest thing I ever heard. So I started to leave my pillows on the floor, suffering greatly before common sense prevailed.
Another time I noticed a friend wore her wristwatch on her right wrist. Of course by the next day Toks was doing the same.
These days I ask myself why I do the things I do. Sometimes I ask just before, at other times it’s a little too late, but I ask anyhow. Why did I snap so loudly at my son when he was acting up? Was it to promptly correct him or was it to show the other moms that “I don’t take nonsense”?
Why did I accept that friend’s request on Facebook when I don’t care a hoot about them? Was it because they are friends with the others in my connection/circle or was it because I’d like to rekindle a relationship with them?
Why did I agree to the hairstyle my stylist suggested? Was it because I didn’t want to say no or because I was willing to try something different?
Why did I ask for that lady’s phone number at church? I know I won’t be calling her anytime soon!
Dear Jesus, I thank you for making me the beautiful woman I am. Help me to accept my imperfections as tools to make me more like you. I love you Jesus and I thank you for making me love me too!