Many years ago, I had a favorite lipstick color. It’s bright pink, which is perfect for young 20-somethings. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve stopped wearing such bright colors. I have one tube with about a quarter of an inch of color left in it. The last time I wore this color was on my wedding day – almost 15 years ago. It’s since been discontinued. Knowing that it was discontinued, I saved the tube. I’m pretty sentimental like that and the thought of not being able to get that color again caused me to stash that last tube.
As we were walking out of church this morning, Olivia was bouncing around in anticipation of her ballet recital. And right there in the parking lot my tube of lipstick popped into my head.
I said, “Olivia, would you like to wear the same color lipstick to your dance recital today that I wore on my wedding day?”
Her little heart was so happy.