Has anyone ever said something to you and you just looked at them in total disbelief? Well, today it happened...I am going to put this one in the "God DOES have a sense of humor file!"
I was at work and somehow the ladies in the room with me got to talking about age...of course they are all younger than me! Anyway, they were talking about looking young and their skin. Hmm... not really comfortable conversation for someone leaning closer to forty than thirty, with very pale skin... no, I didn't really want to jump in this chat session.
Yet someone decided I needed to be a part of it anyway and I guess you could say "pushed" me into the latest gab fest with a topic that leaves me feeling a little washed up and washed out. The conversation went from tanning beds to facial creams to their "wrinkles." WRINKLES?!! Come on, my sister is older than all of them and even she is 6 and a half years younger than me! As I said, not a comfortable conversation for you know who!
I was starting to get a little discouraged, feeling dumpy, OLD and of course on the pale side, when one of the girls directed a question my way. "Michele, how do you get your skin to look so young?" Huh?!! I must have had a look of confusion plastered on my face because she then began to "clarify" what she meant. "What I mean is, how to you keep your face looking so young?" Did she really clarify anything? I mean I probably still had a look of "ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!" written all over.
On the way home today from work I had time to dwell on what she said a little more. I had to laugh! ME?!!! Young looking skin?!! Well I guess if having adult acne, hundreds of freckles and moles and eyes that can't seem to keep eyeliner on, means I look young, then move over beauty products... maybe imperfections and tanless cheek bones are the new look of youth!
Yes, I like to think God was belly rolling in laughter today... but He still managed to send me a little "boost" when I needed it the most.