Tuesday, April 12, 2011
The Color Code - I'm Obsessed With it Right Now!
I loved my mission, and am incredibly GRATEFUL I got to serve a mission. Basically I only went so I could get the HECK out of St. George. Even though I went for selfish reasons I ended up learning so much and loving so many people. My time on my mission made me a humble missionary. Oh wait, I wasn't really humble??? Well, I did get a little humble because that is when I started to shop at thrift stores - for clothes. I only did it because I had companions that would, and well, as a missionary I wasn't loaded with money. My first outting to a thrift store on my mission lead me to two polyester skirts, and a vest. One of the skirts was a sky blue polyester. The vest, brace yourself, was a cream color, with flowers, and CHAIRS! The flowers and CHAIRS were the color of blue that matched my polyester skirt. Now remember that book The Color Code that I bought at DI, well that was also brought to my attention on my mission at this particular time when I was with a companion that I absolutley did not like. I have since changed my ways and have seen how immature I was with her. I did apologize to her after my mission for not liking her, and just recently saw her again at my recent mission reunion. (We actaully talked about how this book saved our companionship.) OKAY! Are you still with me? What I'm trying to tie all together here is that my ugly polyester skirt, and vest with CHAIRS was such a great memory with my companion that I didn't like. One day as we were out tracting and we were standing on a door step my companion looked me up and down and started to laugh, out loud. Now that was a little shocking to me because I had never seen her laugh (she was clearly not a yellow personality). I soon started to laugh myself...still not knowing what she was laughing at. When she finally got her composer she said to me, "Sister, do you see what you are wearing." I said, "Well yeah, a skirt and vest that I purchased at a thrift store???" She then said, "Sister, your vest has CHAIRS ON IT!!!!" And then there was more laughter. Luckily there was nobody home on the doorstep we were laughing on, so we stood there continuing our laughing at my hideous attire. I later burned the skirt and vest as a goodbye to the mission, and a goodbye to my humility...cause we all know I came home prideful! ;)
I have since taken The Color Code numerous times and for numerous reasons. Recently a group of my bud's here in C-Town decided one night that we should all take the test for each other. Guess what my results were...yep, I'm a strong yellow/white. I have taken this test with my family (they took it for me) and my results were yellow/red. I have decided that I am definitely a little different with family then I am with friends. For the most part I'm going to stick with my yellow/white personality. I love being yellow/white, and by golly I'm proud of it! If you haven't taken The Color Code you are missing out on some great relationship information. This test and book is so fun, and SO true. I have such a strong testimony of The Color Code and know that it is a true book, and it has very true principles in it to help any type of relationship.
So the question is, what color are you?