Monday, I got to redeem a really great birthday gift. It was 45 minutes in a Detox Sauna and a deep cleansing facial.
Now hold on, because if you know me at all, you know that either one of these events is a real stretch. To get me to sit still anywhere for 45 minutes is a wonder, let alone sit still and sweat. But then to go immediately to lay down and have someone else rub goop on my face verges on the miraculous.
But I confess…it was wonderful.
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And it was wonderful for the craziest of reasons. I had time to sit in the presence of the Lord. I had time to invest in myself. And I had time to take stock of how my heart is doing with the skin I am in.
Just how is the beauty journey going for me? And you?
I don’t know about you, but if I am paying attention to what I eat, and working out, and taking time to dress, then I like myself pretty well. But if I have been out of Jazzercise for a couple of months, enjoying the holiday treats a little too much, and not “dolling up” unless absolutely necessary, then I catch myself saying pretty toxic things to me, about me. (Do you hear that performance train rumbling down the tracks?) But after spending nearly an hour with God, that detox sauna did more than rid my body of harmful toxins; that time flushed my heart as well.
So when I go to do the facial, the woman asked, “What are areas you don’t like about your face?” I was silent as I was stunned a little. Then I almost laughed out loud because what I heard in my head was God saying, “I like your face, it looks like Me.”
I simply responded, “You know, I am good with my face. I really am.” And I really was.
Gee, that detox idea is pretty potent. You should try it. With or without the sweat.