The world is full of color, and so is a box of chalk

Sunshine yellow, flamingo pink, ocean blue. 

Colors are magical. They surround us and everything we are. They fill our walls with vibrant painting and our gardens with pastel flowers. Maybe, you’re pretty indifferent about your feelings toward colors. Maybe, you never gave them any thought at all; but, no one can deny that, at one time or another, colors made you smile. 

Like when you were young and the chalk that your parents got you for your birthday was the best present in the world. You played for hours. Making pictures of flowers and rainbows till your hand grew tired, and the beautiful wand of colorful dust had turned to a stub with maybe one last drawing left in it. 

On hot summer days you would get the chalk wet and the light hues of orange and yellow seemed to explode into new colors of neon so bright you could see it from a block away. 

Then one day the beautiful mosaics you tried to draw were washed out by a storm, and the box of chalk stored in the back of the garage was rarely touched. Nothing but fond memories of a little girl and some beautiful colors. 

Making pictures of flowers and rainbows till your hand grew tired, and the beautiful wand of colorful dust had turned to a stub with maybe one last drawing left in it. ”

Those memories are as sweet as the sun feels when it shines through your window. So why not get the box out once more? In a time that needs positivity and color now more than ever. Show the world that happiness can still be found in simple things. That if you’re sick and tired of hearing bad news from the TV, you can turn it off and go outside. 

Grab the chalk that hasn’t been touched in years. Look at the sunshine yellow that has aged into a sort of creamy beige, and the flamingo pink that, despite being a tad dusty, is as bright as ever, or the ocean blue that reminds you of a younger more carefree version of yourself. 

Grab those colors and many more, and just draw. Let your driveway be happy once again. Get colorful dust all over your clothes and in your hair, because who cares. 

Write messages of encouragement so the world can see that although you might be staying in your house, you are still here, and you will show everyone just how colorful you can be. 

And if you give into those childhood memories and the sweet summer days, then you will be happy because you spread joy. Your neighbors will see the possibility, and they too will become elated with a new sense of excitement from all the colors your driveway has projected to the world. 

Let the colors of life seep into your memories, and let the chalk on your driveway represent your determination to get through this time, because we will, and it’s going to be the simple things like an old box of chalk that help us make it out the other side.