Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt

Good Days…Bad Days With Maureen Pratt


Dress for success

posted by mpratt
Image Courtesy of Stuart Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Image Courtesy of Stuart Miles/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

When those skimpy hospital gowns make you shudder, and the only “social” appointments you have entail going to a doctor’s office or pharmacy, there’s nothing like a little “dress for success” action to help motivate you and inspire others!

It doesn’t have to be fancy. No sequins or feathers or outrageous hemlines.  But simple selections of a quietly beautiful color, a faith-themed piece of jewelry, a warm and cozy sweater – these things or others right out of your closet can enhance your mood and your look. And, a bit of forward thinking can help take the edge off of the challenges you face healthwise.

Fuzzy slippers at the infusion center.

A jaunty hat pre- and post-MRI.

A wildly colorful tote bag instead of a sedate purse.

A lace scarf to counteract stark hospital sheets.

A long and flowing wig to offset the hairloss beneath it.

We are not being vain when we take a little extra care with our appearance, especially at the most dire of times. In fact, we’re helping those who care for us by giving them an uplifting visual, a silent sense that, although part of us might be down, there is still a part that isn’t.

Maybe you don’t feel like making the effort at all. Ask a friend’s help, then.

Because beyond the pain, there is still goodness. And if you cannot find it in the large things, you can seek it in the small.

Blessings for the day,

Maureen



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