It’s ok to be a trend-setter
a goldenrod go-getter
Show your true colors
let your dead leaves fall
It’s ok to be a trail-blazer
a “shoot for the stars”-gazer
come on, light up the world
and give Him your all
As I went on a walk on this loverly fall evening, I noticed the leaves are FINALLY starting to change. One tree at a time is bursting forth in heavenly color- paving the way for the rest of them …which made me think about my daughters.
Each girl has their own unique style. My youngest is “sporty” and loves to wear mix-matched socks- the crazier the better. My oldest daughter is a “girly-girl” and likes to accessorize every outfit- fancy or casual- with a scarf. I am trying to encourage them to be themselves- to not get so caught up in what their friends are wearing and doing…for them to know that it’s ok to be different.
One day we were walking through the mall and my girls were talking to me about recent fashion trends.
“I just heard someone say that “fringe” is in. I think fringe is disgusting!” one daughter says to the other.
“Umm… especially armpit fringe. That’s just the worst!” says my youngest, as she pointed at a shirt in the store’s window display as we were leaving- all decked out in fringe. The fringe started right at the armpit and went all the way down the sides of the shirt.
I couldn’t help but laugh at the absurdity of armpit fringe. It seems these girls already recognize that following a “trend” isn’t always the thing to do.
Be yourself. And who knows- you just might start your own trend!
He has made every thing beautiful in his time- Ecclesiastes 3:11