Color

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I love color. Think of how dull the world would be if there were no colors. Colors create emotions. Colors accent the beauty of things. Colors remind us of certain people.

When I see purple things, for instance, I think immediately about two special people who love the color purple, my granddaughter and my sister-in-law. I agree with them about purple. Purple is a color that is both joyful and serene, depending upon the hue. It’s a great color . . . the color of lilacs and lavender, sunsets and skies, violets and amethysts.

The rich beauty of purple always reminds me to be grateful that the world is so full of colors. And it makes me remember that colors are for our enjoyment and well-being, sometimes exciting us with splashes of vibrancy, and other times calming us with the soft hues of serenity.

Color can guide our moods and make us feel certain ways. I am thankful to God, the Creator, for the millions of colors that make up our beautiful world, the light and the dark, the soft and the vibrant.

Thankfulness reminds me of a verse in the Scripture that speaks of the Creator:

It is the LORD who created the stars, the Pleiades and Orion. He turns darkness into morning and day into night. He draws up water from the oceans and pours it down as rain on the land. The LORD is his name!  

(Amos 5:8 New Living Translation)

I have made it a habit to be thankful for at least one thing God created every day. The stars in the skies, darkness and morning, waters from the oceans, and rains that fall on the land.

Today I am thankful for purple, for the special people in my life who love purple, and for the breathtaking beauty of color. God has given us so many gifts. One of those gifts is color.

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