“Color in a picture is like enthusiasm in life.” – Vincent Van Gogh
January paints nature with a muted palette, but that doesn’t mean our days have to be dull during the winter months. Add some color to your life, literally or figuratively, and get a jump on springtime by animating your mood with some sparkle.
When was the last time you awakened with excitement about the day ahead? Can’t remember? Me either. Time to fix that. Let’s put on some lilting music, or read some uproariously funny writing, or treat ourselves to something out of the ordinary, even if it’s only glittery nail polish or a single fresh flower in a bud vase. Choose a bright jacket or sweater or scarf and dress with a bit of flair, even if you don’t expect to see anyone.
Grab your camera or smart phone, and take a picture of something whimsical or flashy or adorable, and send it our way. If you have a completed piece of coloring book art, I’d love to see it! The world is chock-full of surprises we can unpack for each other without spending a dime, or a lot of time.
Why not trade up from the 8-pack of crayons and use all 64 brilliant colors to design a delightful day? I’m pouring us some bright red hibiscus tea, and spiking it with black for the energizing caffeine. On second thought, maybe we won’t need it. I’m feeling more lively already.
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