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,