I called the beauty salon.
“JoAnn is out until Tuesday,” Cheryl told me. “Do you want an appointment with someone else?”
I didn’t. I complained about it on Facebook:
I really need a haircut. My hair went to seed last night, and my beautician isn’t in until next Tuesday. Can I make it till then?
The replies came in:
Renae said: Sure you can. Wear a cute hat, and people will just think you’re trendy.
I responded with:
How about a cheesehead? Would that work? (I live in Wisconsin.)
Joyce chimed in:
I’m in the same predicament, my hair is thick as mud and my appointment is on Wed., I don’t know if I can hold out…anyone who needs hair, I will gladly donate. It’s a hairy situation!
Then my friend Diana posted her reply:
It is a blessing to need a haircut–better than being bald and cold.
You might chuckle at that response, but wait. Diana just finished her last round of chemo after almost a year of fighting ovarian cancer. She gets it that hair is a blessing, especially in the middle of this cold, snowy winter.
In 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Paul writes: “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I often forget to thank God for the little things. It is a blessing each time my heart beats. I am blessed when I open my eyes from sleep, and I can see. I should shout praises to God that I can hear, think, feel, walk, speak, breathe and a million other things that I take for granted!
Thank you, Diana, for reminding me that it is a blessing to need a haircut. And thank you, God, that my hair went to seed.