To the Woman Who Stopped Me in the Hair Products Aisle Yesterday
To you: the wonderful stranger who, acknowledging that we didn’t know each other and would likely never again cross paths, asked my opinion on the box of hair color you were considering.
Please know that I gave the auburn color portrayed on the box thoughtful attention, along with your complexion and ponytailed brunette hair, before giving my resounding “Yes!” Your bold spirit was bursting for a change, you were following your own guidance, and my opinion simply reflected You back to yourself.
It doesn’t matter that I was in that particular aisle because I was lost. It doesn’t matter that I have zero experience with coloring hair. It matters that two complete strangers shared a brief exchange in which our souls were communicating.
There’s something I wish I would have said. I would have told you that you are radiant. I would have remarked how your hair color–au naturale or designed– is simply adding to the unleashing of the astounding beauty you already are. In that moment, in that aisle, your amazing spirit was clearly visible and talking to mine.
I know your hair turned out great, because you already are. I hope you are so thrilled with the results that you can barely stay in your own skin! And I hope your bold move brings you presence into your bold spirit.