Brandalyn Porter took a picture of a woman’s hand, and it went viral in just hours. She was doing something kind for her community and offered to paint the nails of a resident at a retirement home. Brandalyn brings a variety of colors so that the women have an array of options to choose from, but on this occasion, the woman simply wanted clear polish. When Brandalyn asked why, her heart broke into a million pieces.
Who gets a manicure and asks for clear nail polish? “That’s no fun,” Brandalyn thought to herself. The woman replied:
My hands are ugly, I don’t want to draw attention to them.”
Brandalyn wasn’t about to let the woman get away with such an untrue remark. She said something in reply that is inspiring thousands of people everywhere.
Your hands tell the story of your life. They tell the story of love, of care and adventure. These hands have touched and held things that most people can only wish to one day.
The woman changed her mind and chose a bright, light shade of pink instead.
Sometimes what we are so insecure with, others find beauty in.
The story is going viral because so many people relate to it. When we look into the mirror, we only see flaws. We see failure and imperfection and want to change a hundred things before facing the world…but sometimes we just need a little help to see what others see, and that is inspiring.
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