“Are You Sick?” “No, I’m Just Not Wearing Any Makeup.”
Yes, just like the cartoon…this happened to me.
It was many years ago, when I was young and cute, skin shiny, face thin, some might have said beautiful.
Little did I know…that was only when I wore makeup.
Ok, let’s be honest…I almost NEVER left the house without makeup.
But then there was that one day I felt lazy,
And just needed a few things from the grocery store,
And I thought “This isn’t so bad”.
I mean…no one was running away in fear when they looked at me, I must not look that bad…maybe it had all been in my head all those years.
Then I saw my brother-in-law (my now ex-brother-in-law…and no – his comment had nothing to do with the divorce!)…
Mark took one look at me with a shocked, yet caring look on his face and said (ever so gently)…
“Are you sick?”
I burst out laughing and said “No, I’m fine – I’m just not wearing any makeup!”
Internally thinking…’Hrmph – lesson learned’.
I now wear makeup whenever I leave the house.
And very rarely does anyone ever think I’m sick!
And even when I am having a bad health day – people sometimes say “You look good!”
I just smile and say Thank You…
And whisper a little prayer…”Thank you God, for makeup!”