Preparing for the Dryness

The past few nights, I've made a conscious effort to pamper my hands with lotion and Burt's Bees Cuticle Cream.  (I love this stuff!)  It's an effort to prevent what happens annually: the onslaught of dry, cracked hands. 

When winter arrives, I'm typically playing defense and trying to repair my damaged skin, but what if I focused instead on proactively maintaining my skin right now?  What if I could stop the problem before it starts with just some foresight and diligence?

I want to practice this in other areas of life, too.  I'm looking for ways to guard my rest, my health, my exercise, my devotional time, and my relationships even before they're damaged or threatened.

Being proactive is better than needing to restore.

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  1. Once, in my early school days, my teacher made us copy down the following sentence for handwriting: "It is better to prepare and prevent, than repair and repent." I have no idea why that sentence has stuck in my brain these many years, but here you go: a dusty piece of randomness from the corners of my brain. You're welcome.

  2. Mari CoronaOctober 24, 2013

    OMG yes, lotions and creams are a must this time of year. Prevent, prepare and repair all the above lol!

  3. I love this dusty piece of randomness! (I'm sure that your teacher would be proud that this lesson stuck. An education put to good use, indeed!)

  4. I have such dry hands in the winter. You're a smart cookie to be proactive about it now. I should get on board and do that too!



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