"Wow! Look at you, all dressed up with makeup and your hair fixed!!"
It was the next-morning greeting I received from the ladies at a recent women's retreat I participated in.
As I poured some orange juice and glanced around the kitchen, I noticed I was indeed the only one in the rustic cabin filled with twelve women, who had gotten dressed, fixed her hair, and put on makeup. Not that it was a bad thing that the others hadn't done that yet! I guess I was just surprised to see I was the only one who had.
Given that we were on a "restful" (and I use quotes because we were actually quite active a good chunk of the time, as we hiked and went for a run later on) get-away, I should have felt okay rolling out of bed, wiggling into a pair of jeans, brushing my teeth, throwing my hair back in a classic ponytail and calling it a day. I certainly didn't need to impress anyone. Seems the other women had the right idea.
But what ...