Every once in awhile, I come across a thought provoking bio on the dating app I use. Recently, I matched with someone who wrote,
“There is so much more to life than the limited perspective that things must be black or white. I want to embrace the grey and all the other colors of life.”
This man happens to be in a bit of a pickle right now, separated from his wife emotionally but living with her due to a complicated medical situation. It’s a hard place to be and I don’t completely understand it yet. But what I do know is that life is often not black or white. Life is often a shade of grey or another color in between.
Our minds often want to pick sides and to be right in our choice. But sometimes there’s a bit of right on both sides. And sometimes we may find the best way is a color in between–a middle way. If we can see things with our heart instead of our mind, we begin to understand and embrace all the colors of life we find ourselves and others to be living in.
So, I asked him what he considers the color of his life to be right now. He replied that it felt like the golden yellow of fall. He’s in the process of shedding leaves and moving on to something new. I love that visual. Sounds so much more beautiful than the limited perspective of black and white, doesn’t it?
Life is best lived in technicolor.
So, today I ask you–what’s the color of your life right now? Please share below. I’d love to read your response.
Yesterday morning, as I read through profiles on a dating app, there was someone who wrote in his bio “music and laughter are the sticks that stir my soul.” I absolutely love this imagery—the sticks that stir my soul—and would add the sticks are also what lights a fire within us. I paused to ponder what my sticks would be and settled on dancing, biking through the woods, and watching the daily play of the sunlight.
For the summer that wasn’t, the months seemed to fly by fast. Now that fall is upon us, I’ve been thinking how back in January, I had planned a fall trip to Europe with friends. We would have been flying out next month. Of course, with everything going on, the trip was postponed.
I was so looking forward to it.
But instead of dwelling on what I can’t do, I’ve decided to come up with something different I can do–something I can look forward to doing this fall.
So I ask you, what is something you are looking forward to doing this fall?
One of the symptoms of the Coronavirus is a loss of smell and taste. I thought about this the other day as I sat outside and ate the perfect summer meal–a BLT with crispy bacon and a perfectly ripe tomato with fresh corn on the side. How hard it would be to not taste this meal!
This got me thinking–If I had to lose one of my five senses temporarily, which would I choose? I’m still debating. What about you?
I’m curious, which means I love to ask questions. Today I’m starting something new for my blog called “A Curious Question”. I’d love for you to share your responses below.
With all that is going on in the world right now, it feels like we are on the brink of some big changes. We’ve been here before, but this time, it feels different to me. This time, it feels much bigger. This time, it feels like there is serious movement towards positive and reformative change.
So my question today is:
If you could change one thing right now, what would it be?
And after you share your words, I encourage you to ask yourself:
What’s one thing I can do today to make that change happen?
Words are great–they give us the direction. But they are just the starting point. In order for change to happen, you need to take a step towards the change you seek. Until you take a step, they remain just words. As Gandhi said,
Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
Actions matter. The momentum is here for some big, positive change. And this change begins within yourself. Build on the momentum that is here right now. Start being the change you wish to see. Take one action step towards change.