Day three, and things seem to be making more sense for me, falling into place. Despite continuing to feel off balance, I'm continuing to look at my life as though I'm looking back on it. This is not the end of the world. It's actually starting to feel like a beginning.
It feels silly to write about what I'm going to write about, but here it is: skin care. Since I was 13 years old, I've been battling my skin. One of my best friends recommended a skincare line, but warned me that it wasn't carried here. I found out that it is, and began using it about two weeks ago -- within a week, my skin had completely cleared up. And it was during my PMS, to boot. Amazing! My friend is thrilled as well, and told me that she was dying to try a particular product. Today, as I was picking up a moisturizer, I got her a sample of the mask she'd been admiring. A small gift -- a free gift -- but one that I know will bring her tons of excitement.
On a side note, I've just picked up Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps to a Compassionate Life, after hearing her interviewed on NPR's "Talk of the Nation." It's about opening yourself up to making a conscious effort, moment by moment, to rid yourself of malice, contempt, irritation, and unkindness and seeing everyone -- even your enemies -- in a humane, generous way. This is something I struggle with deeply, having had some incredibly hurtful experiences in the past couple of years. But I'm tired of feeling angry about it. I want to feel excited for other people's happiness, as though it were my own. And I believe that this project is an excellent tool to propel that kind of generosity of spirit.
Happy weekend, all!