Ah, pride and vanity. As a teenage girl, two words that provide so much to think about.
So here’s my question. Everyone likes to look nice. Everyone likes to be well groomed and trimmed and smellin’ like a rose. But where is the line between looking nice and ENJOYING looking nice, and being vain and proud?
See, I ask this after a conversation my friend and I had today. We’re country girls, but girls all the same. We like makeup and doing our hair and our nails and all that girly-girly stuff. Today, we were talking about much fun it would be to have a girl’s day out, something a lot of girls we went to school with did but we never got a chance to try. Getting a new haircut, a manicure (something we’ve never done), sampling new makeup at the fancy department stores we never get to shop at, and ending up with those cutesy fruity (virgin, of course) drinks at the downtown old fashioned saloon. We’ve got spring fever, preening and grooming out of our winter coats, and it seems like a harmless bit of fun, but being someone getting back into the faith, I’m being extra cautious about my decisions, and it crossed my mind to wonder when harmless (if somewhat frivilous) fun can become vanity?