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?”
Ouch — that had to hurt!
If I’m remembering the description of my friend’s 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.
I think like most people, that student recognized on some innate level that when you look good, you feel good, too. So, as it turns out, the kid was just looking out for his teacher’s best interests! LOL!
Seriously, there have been a number of studies conducted over the years which suggest that color can have a powerful effect on a person’s emotional state. Whether you believe it or not (and, I do), color is a crazy powerful tool for communicating a mood or a feeling.
I think there’s nothing better for getting the positivity flowing like a pop of color. It just makes me happy. And, that’s an emotion I’m committed to embracing a lot more in the future.
Want more tips on how to create your own unique color story, check out this blog post.