I had a revelation last week, and it was about eyebrows.
I used to get mine waxed at the fancy Aveda salon I went to in Milwaukee, or at the much fancier places my mother and sister went to in Chicago. Since moving to Litchfield, I’ve gotten them done at the not-at-all-fancy haircut place next to the grocery store. (Pro Tip: If you think this is too much information about my personal grooming, you are probably right.)
And there is nothing wrong with that haircut place. It’s fast and convenient. They do a fine job.
But last week. Last week, I tried a little place called Barbara’s Skin Care Spa. And guess what? It is also fast and convenient, and it is about a hundred times more relaxing and pleasant, for about the same price.
I got to lie down and relax while having a nice chat with Barb. She did an amazing job! And when it turned out that I didn’t have any money to pay her, she said I could come back later or even mail her a check. (Pro Tip: This either says something about small towns, something about pastors, or both.)
I tell you this for two reasons:
1. If you live in or near Litchfield, you should totally give Barb a call or send her a text (320/699-0313).
2. Pampering yourself in small ways can make a big difference.
After my LVC year ended, I lived with two of my LVC housemates. That fall, we had dinner at the house of some former Jesuit Volunteer Corps members. We couldn’t believe how delicious the pasta sauce was.
“What is this sauce?” we asked. “Is it homemade?”
“It’s Newman’s Own,” they replied.
At that moment, we realized that now that we made more than four hundred dollars a month, we could afford to buy pasta sauce in a jar instead of a can. We could have this amazing pasta sauce experience whenever we wanted!
So this week, look for a chance to treat yourself. Or your eyebrows.
What little treats have meant a lot to you?