The earth laughs in flowers. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have you ever noticed how easy it is to smile when you see a yellow flower?
Here, give it a try:
Bet you smiled, right?
Yellow is the color most often associated with happiness and optimism. Around the world, people gravitate toward the color yellow as a symbol of sunshine and warmth. (Yes, it’s also associated with caution and cowardice, but let’s look on the positive side here!)
According to color expert Kate Smith, yellow activates memory and encourages communication. The Yellow Chakra is located in the stomach region, representing vitality and will. Yellow gemstones include amber and citrine; they’re excellent for writers, helping increase eloquence.
Much of the United States has been covered with rain of late. I heard yesterday that the Dallas, Texas, area alone had a historic 17 inches of precipitation during the month of May. Driving back from church, I got caught in a DOWNPOUR — complete with wind, lightning, and overflowing roadside ditches — that made travel a harrowing activity.
So I think it’s time for a change in scenery. A focus on something uplifting, something creative, something luminous.
Something like yellow.
Did you know that even people who have trouble seeing other colors can still see yellow? Did you know yellow, along with red and blue, are primary colors — meaning you can’t create them from any other color, and all the other colors are created from them?
Always use a yellow note pad to boost your creativity! And when you need clarity in making decisions, relief from burnout, and protection from depression, choose some Yellow.