As I sat down to get my nails done today, I stared at the colors behind my nail technician. I had already selected a color, yet I felt impelled to choose another color. Then my mind went from wanting one color to another and then another and another. Ladies, we have all second-guessed our nail color choice, even though it's for only 2 weeks! What I couldn’t believe was that there were so many beautiful colors I had never noticed before.
Why hadn’t I looked before?
I usually watch a show or listen to a podcast when I’m getting my nails done but guess what? I left my phone at home. Yeah - I know! Shocker! If you know me, you know that I always have my phone with me. I did realize I didn’t have my phone when I was already a couple of blocks away and decided I would be right back anyway so why not leave it? I panicked for like 5 minutes and then felt so free to just be.
So basically - leaving my phone at home allowed me to see the beautiful array of colors that I had never noticed before.
I had walked around so distracted for so long that I neglected what was in front of me the entire time.
This is what they mean when they say- put your phone down. Look up and literally look at all the beauty the world has to offer! In my case, it was a simple recognition of the options right in my face.
Two songs come to my mind when I think of this experience:
True Colors sang by Cindy Lauper and Colors of the Wind sang by Judy Kuhn
Lillian likes to share her thoughts. Sometimes her experiences are shared here and on her podcast; True Lessons
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