So several years ago, I had a pillow a dear friend had given me – needlepoint, with Fruits of the Spirit: Love, Patience, Peace and Joy. But the colors were icky, pale and pink and purple. Nothing like that in my entire house. So it mostly lived in a closet. I looked for a pillow to take its place and never found one – and complained to myself and others about it. Until one day, having whined enough, I picked up permanent markers and fixed it. Deep greens, bright oranges, some deep purple. Wow.
So yesterday, I realized that the little stuffed dragon who lives by the front door had also never totally pleased me. A bit of green, but mostly blues, grays, browns.
This morning, he is vibrant oranges, deep greens and more limey greens, the brown now works. And he is much happier, holding his head up high! Hurray!