“The heavens are telling the glory of God; they are a marvelous display of his craftsmanship.” Psalm 19:1
I love colors; not just black and white, but wild, vibrant, dazzling and bold colors. Like the Florida sunsets that are so alive with incredible hues of red, orange and pink, along with beautiful shades of blue and violet; some days, you can hardly believe the magnificence. Of course, my favorite colors are burgundy & gold – Go Redskins!
I’m reminded of a property I managed several years ago, where the entire front of the Clubhouse was ceiling-to-floor windows and I could, while inside looking out, see the lime green trees and bushes in the foreground of a dynamite cobalt blue sky and a huge lake a shade lighter; must admit, the view nearly gave me goose bumps. Yet even in small things, like when the once-in-a while red cardinal flying up a blue sky dotted with giant whiter-than-white clouds amazes me with its beauty while walking around our neighborhood.
Over the years I’ve learned that whenever I’m feeling tired, depressed, overworked or sad – an easy remedy is to go outside and find some color. Travel to the beach and enjoy the gorgeous, soft white sand, dark blue waves dotted with stunning whitecaps. Or perhaps to the amusement parks, where the flowers compete with the colors of the rides, outside umbrella tables and mosaic lounge chairs. Even a simple jump in my car and drive out rural areas, where so many shades of green along farm lands or golf courses alike defy the imagination.
Spirits lifted, my thoughts sorted and smiles returned…I head home – thankful to God for the colors of my life!
“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good!” – Maya Angelou
Just something to think about….