Today I was pulling out the Christmas Decorations with my daughter, Savanna. She just turned six years old. She absolutely loves Barbie. I had a Hallmark Barbie that I have had for many years. I never opened the box, and most of the time you couldn’t even see her because the flap on the box would cover her up. She is stunning wearing a vivid dream gown and her fancy auburn hair. She has on a beautiful diamond ring and is carrying a clutch that matches her dress.
I always thought how beautiful she was yet I never ever opened her box. But as Savanna’s eyes lit up and as she grinned. I thought maybe just maybe this year I will open it for her. After my hesitation and several please mommy. I carefully unwrapped the doll. I took her out. Savanna beamed with excitement and immediately gave her a name. Scarlet.
I couldn’t help but think…am I like that doll. Closed in a box. What if I opened up more? What if I stepped outside of my box and into the world? What would happen to me then?
I don’t know the answers…I guess I will just have to try it. I do know however, that Barbie doll was even more dazzling outside the box and the smile on Savanna’s face was wonderful.
Wishing you a Happy Holiday Season