If you asked me months ago, I would have described our relationship as complicated. While I recognized a few attributes, I was focused on what I considered failings. I was disappointed that it did not respond to my touch, frustrated by what I perceived as its high-maintenance neediness.
But when I began to demand less and listen more, my hair opened up to me. When I abandoned comparison and harsh criticisms, when I learned to speak its love language, it blossomed in ways I could not have imagined.
Our relationship is neither perfect nor complicated. It is a process of learning and loving, a journey to acceptance.
Day 28: A Magical Morning Day 29: Secret Strength
Day 30: How to Love Her
If you happened to notice, I skipped Day 24. I could not think of anything and I am learning to make peace with the days/times in which, basically, I got nothin’.
SheryLeigh is a woman who loves God, words, and people. She is currently living and loving as an author, blogger, poet, and spoken word artist in the Washington, D.C., area.
A communicator by education and trade, SheryLeigh holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts in Management from Webster University.