Friday, October 10, 2008

Liquid Liner

This morning as I was rushing around like a mad woman running just a little behind and feeling stressed about it. I found a reason to be grateful and it came in the form of liquid eyeliner.

I haven't always worn liquid eyeliner or for that matter eyeliner, eye shadow, mascara......ok you get the picture. In my younger years I rarely if ever sported make-up. As I've gotten older, and hopefully a little bit wiser, I have decided that my face looks better with a "fresh coat of paint". I think Grandma Ethel would have agreed that this can apply not only to lipstick but to all the arts of make-up enhancement.

Now the reason for my gratitude. I'm one of those who always has something swirling in my brain. I literally can not sleep in on a Saturday morning because I wake up thinking of the million things I both need and want to do that day. Most days of the week I'm rushing to get out the door and get to work on time. I feel grateful for the liner because it gives me the opportunity every morning to take some deep breaths, settle myself and find peace, even if it's just for the 2 minutes or less it takes me to apply it.

For those of you who have ever worn this particular make-up enhancement, you know what I'm talking about. Maybe some of you are much more skilled at the art of putting it on than I, but for me it can not be a rush job. It requires a steady hand and a bit of calm to not walk out of the house looking like a disaster. I find that once I've conjured up that calm it stays. Maybe it doesn't last all day, but at the very least it follows me out the door.

Today I felt grateful for all of the moments of calm and peace I have in the sometimes stormy seas of life. I'll take it, even when it comes in liquid liner form.

5 comments:

Unknown said...

It's amazing what a little liquid eyeliner can do. (Not that I'd know first-hand.)

Megs said...

i'll be honest, i've always been slightly afraid of trying "the liquid eyeliner" and for that very reason...you must be precise and careful....perhaps one day I'll experience the pleasure. :)

Whitney said...

Linds I have not been one to brave the Liquid Liner but I have always thought it looked nice. Maybe someday we can get together and you could give me a lesson. I would love to see you sometime. Hope all is going well.

wendy said...

I need your address. I want to send you something. I found it at a thrift store but I think you will love it! email me you address at colbyandwendy@yahoo

Unknown said...

I love this bit of wisdom. That you can find peace and keep it in many different ways. Thanks!