I See Your True Colors

The best thing about hard times is that you get to see everyone’s true colors. If I have said it once, I have said it one hundred times in the past eight weeks – I could write a book, “Their True Colors Are Showing.”

When showing your True Colors, this is evident of your real character or personality, especially during difficult times. This idiom, showing of their true colors, originates from the 1700s. When ships went into battle, they had to display their ‘colours’ or the flag of their country. The maritime law strictly enforces the rules and regulations for the flying of a flag. Many ships would show a flag from a different country in order to outwit their opponent at sea. Then, when they were in striking distance, they would change the flag to the real flag they were to be flying, and then…….. attack! This is “show their true colors” in attack mode.

How has the past eight weeks characterized you as an individual? What are your true colors?

Are you passionate about your job? Are you willing to work from home, with all the desire that you have and distractions, for the betterment of your community? Do you accept the changes in front of you, and challenge yourself to be better? Do you reach out and help those that need it? Do you thank the grocery worker for bagging ? Do you help the elderly in your neighborhood? Get the picture?………..I could go on and on. I could draw a picture of True Colors across our world, and those embracing it during this time of uncertainty. Can you?

So if you are feeling a little rough around the edges, feeling a little sad, this is a friendly reminder your true colors are beautiful. As difficult as this all is, shine for your community like you always do. Embrace the challenge, and do the next right thing!

It has been extremely difficult, but sit back and enjoy the song and lyrics of “True Colors”- I hope it enlightens your day, as it did mine.

You with the sad eyes
Don’t be discouraged, oh I realize
It’s hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
The darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small Show me a smile then
Don’t be unhappy
Can’t remember when
I last saw you laughing
This world makes you crazy
And you’ve taken all you can bear
Just call me up
‘Cause I will always be there And I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful
I see your true colors
Shining through (true colors)
I see your true colors
And that’s why I love you
So don’t be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful (they’re beautiful)
Like a rainbow
Oh oh oh oh oh…

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