I find that many times, it’s the little things that make me happy.
For the longest time (pretty much my entire life), I’ve had short to medium length hair. I still wouldn’t classify my hair as “long” today, but it is definitely growing past my shoulders at this point.
When I was younger, I was always envious of my friends who had long hair. They were able to braid it, to curl it, to put it in fun styles. My short hair just couldn’t do it. All of the other girls would sit in a line at recess, braiding each others’ hair. I learned how to do these styles, but never saw them on myself.
When we got home from the gym yesterday, I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and looked at my hair. A question popped into my head: “could I do it?” I thought I’d give it a try…just for fun. After a bit of twisting, pulling, and plaiting, I gazed into the mirror at my handiwork.
I did it!!!! A French braid, twisted into a small bun at the nape of my neck. I couldn’t believe it. My hair wasn’t falling out on the sides; it actually stayed in place in the braid. Miracle!!!
*Sigh* A childhood desire realized.
It’s the little things, right? What “little things” have you recently had success with?