Reason to SMILE #152: GRAY HAIR
Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
it is attained in the way of righteousness.
Proverbs 16:31 (NIV)
Boy, oh boy, is my crown ever beginning to sparkle! I’m only fo- I mean, I’m not that old! But each day that I look in the mirror, I see those streaks of gray where reddish-brown used to gleam. Sigh.
I’ve made my peace with it, though. I’ve decided that either I’m becoming a mutant and will soon be discovering some awesome mutant powers or I’m becoming a woman of maturity whose life is marked with wisdom and distinction. I’m good with either one. 😉
Seriously, as I inspect my rapidly changing hair color, I find myself quite satisfied with the gray. Its presence is proof of my steadfastness and strength and it is a testament to all that I have experienced, enjoyed, endured and overcome on my life’s journey. I have earned every single gray strand!
Are you worried about going gray? Don’t be! It’s your crown of splendor. And who doesn’t love a crown?
Smile! Your splendor is showing! 😉