A while back, a good friend of mine shared with me the story of her sister, an elementary school teacher at the time, who got an unexpected wake-up call from a student about the fashion choices she was making.
“Ms. (Name withheld to protect the innocent),” the student said as he gave her the most serious look he could muster. “Don’t you want to be pretty?”
If I’m remembering the description of the sister correctly, fashion just wasn’t her “thing.” For some women, it just isn’t and that’s okay. And, let’s be honest, children that young can sometimes be pretty unfiltered.
But, like me, that student recognized on some innate level that when you look good, you feel good, too. Although it’s not scientifically proven, many believe that color can have a powerful effect on a person’s emotional state. So, as it turns out, the kid was just looking out for his teacher’s best interests! LOL!
Seriously, I think there’s nothing better for getting the positiveness flowing like a pop of color. It just makes me happy. And, that’s an emotion I’m committed to embracing a lot more of in 2015. Join me, won’t you?