So true. Just a FEW days ago I had a jubilant thought cross my mind, "Wow, I can't remember the last time I had a big huge zit!" Then I started trying to figure out why it had been months since Mt. Teton had graced my face!
Was it the fish oil supplements?
Perhaps the Chia seed?
The chlorine from the pool?
and then it began... slowly, just a small, tender to the touch area right below my lip (the favorite breeding ground for my zits) (hmm, perhaps I drool)
and then The Zit continued to progress.
And even though I went to Cosmetology School and we learned all about how you should leave a zit ALONE, and NEVER EVER ATTEMPT TO POP A ZIT! I instead fuss with it 24/7. Of course that makes it worse, which is why we learned what we did in school.
But seriously.... isn't it SO satisfying to have a zit that pops the HUGE POP and then it immediately vanishes?
And isn't it so frustrating when you just cannot get the zit to pop and it turns into weepy, red, inflamed mess on your face? Does this happen only to me or do I have some sympathizers out there?
And to top off the fact that I have an irritating oozing zit on my face, I have a sun spot (darkened skin tone from sun exposure). Well this is not just any ordinary sun spot on some random side of the face. NO! that would be to simple!
My skin discoloration happens JUST above my top lip
In the shape of a mustache.
It looks like I perpetually have a chocolate milk mustache. or worse.
I heavily smear it with concealer, so that no one mistakes me for Tom Selleck. But the concealer is not that effective.
The good news-- The gross zit detracts attention from my 'stache! The even better news-- as my tan fades, so shall my chocolate milk mustache--happens every year!
You were hoping I would post a picture of myself and my face woes. HA! Never! And even if a photograph were snapped of me at this time~ I would in a matter of seconds whisk the blemishes from my face with the handy dandy photo editing tools!
But who cares about zits and unsavory mustaches...there are bigger issues ( and I don't mean bigger zits). Somalia is in big time need of our prayer and resources!
"God get us out of our little bubbles and prick our hearts to seek to show love to the starving and desperate Somalians"
It could be us, but for the grace of God, and someday it may be us... may we respond the way we would want others to respond if it was our children dying in front of us!
I realize that it appear totally random to write about zits and starvation in one blog post. The sad thing is that we uber-blessed Americans can sometimes be more affected by our blemishes, than the fact that there is intense desperation and starvation. Let's change that! Be motivated to LOVE, and give sacrificially. Seriously, even if you can only give $5. That goes a long way. And if you pass this info on and all those people give $5.... well you get the picture. We can't just shake our heads and think "Well that's too bad"...Be part of the solution!