Put On Your Brightest Colors
“Butterflies bring color and joy with them.” Trish Phillips
Don’t hide yourself after a change. Announce to the world that you are here and you are ready to face whatever challenge the change has brought. Be the same as the butterfly. A butterfly becomes more noticeable when the colors on it are brighter.
Wearing your brightest colors might release your inner child – the part of us that takes us back to a time when: our imaginations would run wild; we were free spirits; our days were filled with laughter, joy, fun, and play; we were wildly happy about anything and everything; we were creative beyond reason; when cardboard boxes became cars, houses, caves or airplanes; we weren’t afraid to take a risk or make a mistake; curiosity drove a lot of what we did; we lived in the moment; we bounced back from any type of daily disruption.
Our inner child exudes boundless energy, unbridled joy, a wild imagination, a free-spirited nature, happiness, creativity, resilience, enthusiasm, laughter, stamina, curiosity, fun, a sense of wonder etc. Aren’t these characteristics that we want working for us as we deal with change?
There’d be no butterflies if nothing ever changed. It is the same with us. We’d remain caterpillars all our lives if nothing ever changed with us. This is not how life is meant to be lived. There is nothing you can do that can stop change from occurring, so just like the butterfly, channel that change for the better. We need to continually evolve and grow. We must go through a metamorphosis, just as the butterfly goes. The butterfly is a wonderful symbol for metamorphosis, adaptation, change, and transition.