"I don't know about you, but I think we'd have fewer 'bad hair days,' if we weren't trying to wear so any hats!"--Julie Sutton
Don't you love this? I immediately identified with Ms. Sutton's sentiment. How many hats have you worn over the course of a day, a week, a month, a year, a lifetime?
Somewhere in the thousands, probably.
For me, it's been the usual chapeaux: wife and mother, daughter and sister, friend, cousin, aunt, writer, member of the church, volunteer in the community, visiting teacher, primary teacher, Relief Society secretary, RS visiting teacher coordinator, and a myriad of others. No wonder my hair is such a mess!
And often, we're wearing multiple hats at the same time. For women cannot compartmentalize their lives and say, "I'll be a mother on Tuesdays and Thursdays, a wife on Mondays and Wednesdays, a church member on Sundays and Fridays, and Saturday will have to cover eveyrthing else." No. We don't have thath luxury. We wear our hats, however lopsided and ill-fitting they may be every day.
Gem for the day: wear a Red Hat with a purple feather. You'll feel better for it.