The other day I needed a new dress.
I crossed my fingers and reached far back into dark hole section of the closet in search of an unworn dress that I faintly remembered.
It was one of two dresses I’d brought home for my husband’s approval on the weekend before Mike and Sherree got married in 2010. He’d picked the other dress, and this black and white number faded into oblivion.
Rescuing the garment from the shadows, I held up the dress for inspection. It still had the tag on it.
“Come with me, little dress.” I pulled it over my head, and it landed nicely in all the right places. I added a pretty black and white heart necklace to match. I glanced in the mirror on the way out of the bedroom and smiled. This dress and I are going to be friends.
At work, I was the fashion diva of the day. “Nice dress.”
When I got home, my husband gave me “the look.” You know, the look that says, “You are hot.”
“You know,” he said. “I didn’t pick that dress because I thought you’d look like a zebra. It looked different on the hanger, but now that I see it on…” Apparently, zebras are in season.
I donned the zebra dress again today. As I pondered its magical powers, God gently spoke to me about the dark hole in the closet of my heart where I place things I don’t want to wear.
What else have you not put on because you think it won’t look good on you, Lyli?
Sometimes, you don’t know how good something fits until you take a chance and wear it.
Something to think about…
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