Merry Christmas from the Cardons.
Sorry for the puns. Oh wait, no I'm not.
It’s so interesting what colors communicate. It constantly surprises me how differently they’re seen. For my synesthete allies, it’s expected. We all make connections between colors and items and moods without even thinking about it. For clients and everybody else, red can only mean anger, love, war, or Christmas. Come to think of it, even these four aren’t conceptually that far apart.
People seem to be stuck in these cultural symbolic ruts like this, from time to time, and it might be a good idea for us to push out of this.
Apropos, how is it that people get the job of Professional Color Namer?
You know, like the people who decide your sweater will be available in Honeydew instead of Light Green?
How do I get that job?
I think I’d be really good at it, and it would make your Ikea catalog much more interesting.
"Yes, I'd like that DRAGÖR in Stroganoff." See! So fun to say!
Alright, friends. Show me what you got. I'll pick my favorites and send the winner, well, something colorful.
You might say, “I’m not the creative type." If that is how you feel, think again, and remember that you are spirit children of the most creative Being in the universe.
Isn’t it remarkable to think that your very spirits are fashioned by an endlessly creative and eternally compassionate God? Think about it—your spirit body is a masterpiece, created with a beauty, function, and capacity beyond imagination.
But to what end were we created? We were created with the express purpose and potential of experiencing a fullness of joy. Our birthright—and the purpose of our great voyage on this earth—is to seek and experience eternal happiness. One of the ways we find this is by creating things.
What you create doesn’t have to be perfect. Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you—whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.The more you trust and rely upon the Spirit, the greater your capacity to create. That is your opportunity in this life and your destiny in the life to come. Trust and rely on the Spirit. As you take the normal opportunities of your daily life and create something of beauty and helpfulness, you improve not only the world around you but also the world within you.