The View from Below

Recently, I was weaving my way through the throngs of people at a church I was visiting. Hundreds of congregants and I were shuffling along trying to get from Point A to Point B. Suddenly, I heard a small voice:

“Look! Rainbow toes!”Picture 005

My eyes were drawn to the preschool girl next to me. She was in her best rose-covered Easter dress with matching headband, and she was dragging her mother through the crowds pressing forward. Somewhere, amidst the trousers and ladies’ legs, this little girl had noticed something. She had noticed my multicolored toenail polish.

I hadn’t planned to break out my flip flops that day, and I didn’t think anyone would notice my abused toenails. While most “normal size” people were too busy searching for a path forward to notice my feet, those toes were right in the path of this particular young lady that had her eyes focused on something no one else was looking at. This singular observation rippled into a nice conversation among strangers that left us both with smiles on our faces.

As you go about your daily routine, try to see things from a different perspective. Whether it’s looking higher than normal or lower, always be alert. You never know what you’ll notice that no one else ever will. It may be a perfectly lovely surprise!