Tuesday, July 2, 2013
What's with the Blue Toes? Well.....they are a symbol and everytime I look at them I giggle.
I stopped in Esteto Clinica today to get a pedicure. Maria Ofelia greeted me and while I was choosing the nail color for my toes, she told me she had just gotten in the latest color. She got it from behind her desk and showed me the bottle. Robin's egg blue!
"Oh no, Maria. I don't like those weird colors that the girls are wearing."
I picked out a lovely summery, pinky-coral for my toes and then I sat down for my pedicure. While the young woman was working on my toes, I was thinking that I always choose a color that is somewhere from a coral-red to a coral-pink. Those are good colors for me. I thought about all the greens, blues, turquoises, lavendars and even purples that I have seen the teenage girls wearing. I thought it looked a little odd but you know kids like to be different.
Mm....I'd even seen some of those colors on my daughters-in-law and their friends. Well, styles change.
I sat there thinking. I wondered why I thought that only corals and reds were the right colors for toenails. The thought came to mind that a lot of my behavior is governed by restrictions or limits or styles from the past. I've got myself boxed in and closed off from new ideas and adventures just because I let those restrictions or limits keep me from examing why I do the same things over and over again.
Okay, this has to stop. I felt a big grin spread over my face.
"Maria, I've changed my mind. I want to use that new color you showed me."
"See, Senora. It is muy bonita. You will like it."
So, everytime I look at my robin's egg blue toes, I am reminded that I want to be open to new possibilities in the future.