As many of you know in July, I got a new haircut.
Here’s an excerpt from my July post.
I have been losing hair since the beginning of the year. This probably has something to do with the doctors pulling my scalp back during surgery last November. Well, after a few tears and many stray hairs around the house, I chopped it off! My neighbor and good friend, Allison, from Salon Xhilaration used her expertise and gave me a brand new look. So now instead of frizzy, thinning, long hair, I have a chic, new, short cut! Here’s a picture I took on the way to a friend’s wedding.
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve never had short hair like this before. What I’ve learned is brain surgery can give you the courage to do just about anything.
So as we are approaching the one year anniversary of my brain tumor diagnosis on October 15, I’ve gathered the courage to try something else that I’ve never done before. See I’ve always been a blonde. Maybe with a little help sometimes, but I was born a blonde. All my girls are blonde, and all I’ve ever seen in the mirror is blonde. (Okay, hold off on the blonde jokes. Although my husband would agree some are probably true.) Never before have I ever dared to be anything other than blonde. My husband and I have always talked about what fun it would be for me to dye my hair one day. Keywords being “one day”. But never did I believe that day would come. Well, with my tumor anniversary around the corner, “one day” has come.
As I reflect on my new do, I can’t help but think about the keywords “one day.” For me, “one day” is today for my hair. But what about all the other times I say “one day ?’ ”Oh, I’d love to change one day.” Or “I’ll take that risk one day.” ”I’ll follow my dream one day.” Or “I’ll do what God is calling me to do one day.” I’m actually saying, “I’ll think about it, but I’m not willing to do it today.”And if I’m not willing to do it today, when will I be willing? When will “one day” come? What makes the difference between “one day” and today?
Whether it be hair or a more significant life change, “one day” is safe. There’s no risk in “one day.”
But for “one day” to become today, I’ve got to be willing to take action. But with action comes effort and risk. And where risk is involved, I have to have trust. Trust in who I am and who I was created to be, but more importantly trust in my Creator.
I know that blonde, red, or purple, I am a child of God’s. My confidence comes from Him. So why keep waiting for “one day? Why not let “one day” be today?
Now, I’m not saying go and do something crazy. I mean my hair can always go back to blonde and probably will before the end of the year. But my brain tumor scare last fall has taught me 2 things (actually more, but 2 for now):
You never know if you’ll have tomorrow, so why wait for “one day?”
And, my Creator can be trusted. He didn’t leave me in my darkest hours, so why not fully trust and live for Him today – not “one day.”
What is your “one day” dream or calling? I’d love to know. Maybe we can help encourage each other to live for today, instead of waiting for “one day.”