Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A New Do...


Cutting my hair - like chopping it off in a drastic way!! - is something I've been wanting to do for a long, long time. But, somehow, the appointment time would come ... and go ... and I'd have lost the nerve. Maybe I just wasn't ready. Maybe I didn't want the hassle of learning how to do a different "do." Yeah, maybe.

The truth of the matter is, I didn't have the courage to do it. I was always secretly hoping someone would step in and convince me to do it - to be the courage for me!

However, over time, it has become increasingly clear that only - I - can have the courage for me. Other people can encourage me (and they do!!) and other people can plant ideas (and they do!!) but only I can truly step beyond the desire for approval, the habit of waiting for life to happen, and choose to live as fully as possible; anything less is a half-lived life.

So, it seemed fitting for me to tackle something courageous by celebrating something courageous. I decided to save my two ponies and donate them to an organization that creates wigs for those who find themselves fighting for life in chemotherapy. One small step of "bravery" on my part; seeking to honor those who walk in bravery every day.

And there you have it! My act of courage for the month :). We'll see what October brings!!

9 comments:

michelle said...

I love your new do!!!! It suits you perfectly! Way to go, Leah!!! :)

Roo said...

i had no idea your hair was SOOOO long! I LOVE YOUR HAIR!!! YOU LOOK SOOOOOOOOOO GOOD!!!!

Anonymous said...

I get to be the first one to tell you that I love it! Good for taking that courage by the horns and staring it in its face! You look lovely, trendy, hip - like a totally different person (now don't go taking this all the wrong way! Just enjoy the compliments for what they are!). What do your girls think? What does hubby think? Good for you!! Chantelle

Sharon Klaassen said...

Watch out Niverville. . . ONE HOT MOMMA is ready to tackle ANYTHING! :-) LOOKS GREAT!

Robin Fehr said...

I love it! I always thought you'd look great with that kinda haircut :)
I like the new look on your blog too!

a very sweet life! said...

Thank you for your gracious comments :). As I was heading to bed last night, I wondered if I should've posted AFTER I experienced my first bed head - lol. Turned out not tooo bad!!

~Noreen said...

Wowee!! You look awesome! and you hair goes to a good cause rather than being swept up and discarded. Bravo!

michelle said...

I love your haircut and I love that you donated your hair! As a cancer survivor I think that is one of the most selfless things - to actually give a part of yourself to help others!

Kudos!

svea said...

you look fantastic!

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