It’s no secret that I am a pink fanatic; I practically try to paint my life pink. What I love about pink isn’t just the color, it’s the connectivity of it all. Pink is loud, pink is happy, pink is obnoxious, and pink is approachable. My pink obsession is an inevitable conversation starter, not to mention that it makes me memorable.
The power of pink though is a different thing, it is the power of human connection. Yesterday I had the honor of getting to spend some time with some young girls from Richmond, Virginia who are enrolled in the after-school program called Girl Force, a program that focuses on building the self-confidence and health of young girls ages 7-12. Pink connected us.
I brought in my pink tri bike and my pink helmets, and before we talked about our theme of the day, body confidence, I had already instantaneously gained a relatable platform with the girls because of our shared favorite colors.
After a wonderful afternoon of confidence building and exercise with these energetic girls, I walked away realizing that no matter how different we are from one another, there is always something in common that can bind us in camaraderie.
Remember the power of connection this week, for no matter how different your neighbor, your “enemy”, or another culture might be from you, there is always indefinitely a common thread of similarity if we just take the time to look for it. We are all human after all, and that in and of itself is a beautiful commonality to share.