“You're only as good as your last haircut.” — Fran Lebowitz, American author, public speaker, and occasional actor (born 1950)

I thought this quote would be quite apt at this time, when we are unable to visit barbers or hairdressers as they are closed during the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, I don’t have a suitable photo to go along with it, but I thought the tangles mess of the roots of this tree could represent the messiness of a hairstyle gone wrong!

At times like these, we realise how much we rely on the little things that we take for granted, like a haircut. It’s so easy to walk into a shop and have your hair cut, think nothing of it, and walk out giving it no more thought. It’s just a habit that has become so normal. We pay the bill and perhaps we express our gratitude, or perhaps not. 

One thing we perhaps rarely do is to thank God for His provision. Thank God for giving us hairdressers and barbers; thank God for the financial provision that we can afford to visit a hairdresser or a barber; and thank God that we are healthy and well and able to go out to visit the salon or shop. We take it all for granted – our life, our provision, our health, and all the little things we enjoy each and every day. Let’s give thanks to God for it all, today, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Coming soon – #ThursdayThought booklet, with a collection of quotes.