She turned eight a few weeks ago, but still vividly remembers how much she loved her “REDS.” At two years old, the RED shoes with the little heart closures were two of our granddaughter’s dearest possessions. She wore them everywhere everyday. When I asked her this week, the only reason she thought they may have been so special was because they matched her RED hair. 🙂
The color RED lands the leading role in February each year with Valentine’s Day and National Heart Month. So, what exactly is it about the robustly bold color RED?
There’s an amazing cache of answers to that question swirling through cyberspace. Just look at this list of properties of RED and the emotions its hue evokes:
Obviously, RED excites our emotions. It may, in fact, increase respiration rates, blood pressure and even appetite. Too much of it around us may contribute to irritation and flaring tempers, but its positive effects are beautiful.
RED instills energy, courage, and confidence; motivates us to take action; enhances the exhibit of leadership strengths; feeds the ability to love in the physical realm and to act out our love toward those around us. RED enhances our passionate feelings for many causes and is a huge motivator for those passions.
The Chinese claim the color RED for good luck. In several cultures you may find RED incorporated into wedding gown styles. RED is found in the flags of 77% of the countries around the globe. Power and courage aspects of the color are the basis of the RED power tie and the celebrities’ RED carpet. RED is one of the top two favorite colors of all people.
Celebrate your passions, celebrate with your whole heart! Celebrate RED!
In the next couple of weeks we’ll consider a few of these thoughts in more depth. Until then you may discover more about RED at these links: