I wore red lipstick today.
Apparently red lipstick suits everyone.
And we reserved types aren't bold enough with our lipstick.
I read it in a magazine.
In an article about women in their forties
Under the heading
"Don't tell me I can't...."
It's meant to be empowering.
And give us confidence.
I usually wear a kind of browny, bronzey colour.
Sometimes with a bit of pink gloss added for special occasions.
You have to remember I was brought up in The Salvation Army.
And in the old days we weren't allowed to wear make-up with our uniform.
So of course we didn't...
Actually it was a good lesson in how to apply make-up so it looks natural
Back to the red lipstick.
I wore it out for coffee with a friend.
But when I re-touched it just before Joel's prom photos
I wiped it off again.
I like my brown lipstick.
I like the idea of red...
But maybe I need something in between.
And the article in the magazine got me thinking in ways beyond the lipstick.
"Don't tell me I can't"
Live my life as God's child
Going all out for Him
Being the woman he designed me to be.
Circumstances may leave me feeling like I live in an in-between kind of place
But I am His
And He is mine.