Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Glamorous Life

I didn't watch the Oscars, but I did look at the red carpet snapshots. I have to admit I love those beautiful and sometimes kooky dresses. I don't listen to the clips, because I honestly don't want to hear what most of the people have to say. But I like the dresses. I like the colorful ones the best.
As glamorous as those people appear to be, I know in my heart that at six o'clock in the morning, they look as human as I do when I get up.
Some people think that an author's life must be pretty special. There are some perks. I like meeting readers. But most of the time, I am even less presentable than the female bus driver, the grocery store clerk, the receptionist at the dentist, the teacher, the banker, or the real estate agent, who face the world every work day.
Right now I am still in my PJs, even though it is after lunch. I have to get up and get dressed soon because a friend is coming over for tea. Most of my life is spent without the touch of glamor. But that's all right. I think sharing tiny sandwiches and scones and butter cookies with one friend is much more fun and my type of glamor. Now if I could just serve tea while wearing a blue taffeta gown with sapphires glinting from an embroidered flower, I'd . . . probably be horribly uncomfortable. LOL I guess God gave me just the right amount of glamor I could bear.
The Bible says that He won't give us more than we can bear, and sometimes it does us good to realize that that applies to good things too.

1 Corinthians 10:13 (New International Version)
13No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.


Maria I. Morgan said...

Neat way of looking at this verse! I love the reminder that "God is faithful!" Blessings.

adge said...

Great post. I have to agree, I like their outfits but I wouldn't be able to fit into their lifestyle.