Coming back from a product knowledge class today, I thought about how wonderful it is being a hairdresser. I get to work on human beings and physically change the appearance of them! My work is visible and tangible. And by changing what's on the outside, I am able to affect what is inside. It's incredible how much a change on the outside makes a difference on the inside.
Because too many of us are affected by how we look. How our hair looks. What we wear. What others say about us and our 'look'. Too many of us depend on compliments to feel good about ourselves. Sometimes it can be a negative thing.
And sometimes, it's okay to change our appearance to make ourselves feel better. Even if helps just a bit.
And there's nothing wrong with that.
A reminder for myself to voice my compliments.
To express my gratitude.
To acknowledge another's beauty or talent.
Not for flattery or for selfish gain.
But with sincerity and heartfelt emotion.