This is a little silly, but something happened to bless me this week. It was a little thing, but something that was important to me. About 1o years ago (maybe even longer), I found a lipstick made my Maybelline that I loved. The color was Velvet Crush and it was the perfect color for me. It complimented my skin tone and it looked great with any color I wore...pink, purple, black, red, yellow, blue.... you name it, it went well with it. So, it became my lipstick....the only color I wore and it was less than $6. Last July, as we were preparing for my daughter's wedding, I realized I only had about 1/3 of a tube left. So, the next time I was in Wal Mart, I went to the cosmetic aisle to get it......there wasn't a single tube. I looked at our other WMart, Target, every drugstore, grocery store, dollar store, Big Lots......anywhere that sold cosmetics..... not one tube. Evidently they had discontinued it. I couldn't believe it! So, I saved what I had and used it only when I dressed up...... church and anything to do with the wedding.
Then I started trying to find a new color. I'm not going to tell you how many tubes I bought or how much money I spent.....but I will tell you this....just because the color is pretty in the tube doesn't mean it is pretty on my lips!! I'll tell you something else....it was frustrating and I was sad. I just wanted my Velvet Crush back! :-(
When I got to work Monday morning, there was a little package on my desk. I opened it to find two tubes of MY LIPSTICK! You can't even imagine how surprised and happy I was. I knew it had to be from my daughter, so I scurried down the hall. She came out of an exam room, saw me, and smiled sweetly. I gave her a BIG hug and asked where she got them. She had looked on line and found them at a cosmetic site that sells discontinued items. I can order more...and I intend to.....for $3.99! I may order a gross and be set for life!!! When I put it on this morning and looked in the mirror, I was so happy to see me again!
I am so very thankful to have a Heavenly Father who cares about the little things that my heart desires and for a daughter who is open and responsive to divine inspiration. I felt really loved......and THAT is a good feeling!
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