I made a life-changing decision three months ago. I decided to quit coloring my hair! Yep, I am going to own and embrace my gray!
Once I made the decision, I Googled, “How to Go Gray.” Strange, I know, but I needed some help!
Believe it or not, there are numerous YouTube videos on “How to Go Gray,” so I watched a few of them.
Tips for going gray range from shaving your head and starting over to expensive monthly visits to the hairdresser, neither of which I am interested in doing. So, I opted for the old-fashioned, natural way – Grow it out!
At first, I was a little nervous about growing it out because I was afraid I would have a definite demarcation line between the gray and my color, but as it turns out, the new growth is salt and pepper, which is an answer to prayer!
Something else I learned about going gray, is you have to tell people. I thought that was an excellent idea for two reasons: (1) I didn’t want people glancing at my roots and look away, thinking, “Humm, I wonder if Mrs. Deb knows how tacky her roots look?” and (2) I have made this decision before. Still, after a few gray hairs, I would change my mind and go for the color, but not this time! I am committed, and now I am accountable for what I said I was going to do! I can’t back down now!
I like being on the receiving and giving end of accountability for many reasons:
- Support and encouragement
- Greater chance for success
- Keeps me grounded and focused on my goal
- Follow through on my commitments knowing others are cheering me on
- Makes me stronger
No matter where you are in life, strive for accountability. Always have a teacher, a student, and a friend..…a Paul, a Timothy, and a Barnabas…….to be accountable to and to hold accountable. And above all, remember each one us will one day give an account of ourselves to God (Romans 14:12).
Now, I’ve told you, and in due time, I will change my profile picture to reflect my new crown of glory! (Proverbs 16:31)