My husband was the minister at a memorial service this morning – for a dear “saint” of God – who, in her own writing of her testimony – told how she had a life of struggle and circumstance – and was NO saint. Just a grateful recipient of God’s favor, grace and mercy. Sound familiar? Yes – it does for me too.
Greg then mentioned how each person on her life journey had impacted her life – and was like a “color”. Each person we meet through life – touches us and adds “color” to our lives – and when they are gone – that “color” is gone.
I have thought about this off and on throughout the last several months – people in our lives that represent “color” to us. Each one a different shade – giving us something we would not have without them.
As a musician I often use “color” examples to my students. I like them to know what it means to use the “tone” in their voice to match a certain color. Sometimes the student sings too “bright” or “yellow” and I need to use a dark color such as “deep red” or “deep purple” to get them to change the tone in their voice. This works well with students – because everyone can understand what a color represents – and then try to mimic that sound with their singing voice.
I am “dark pink” – not bright and sunny like “yellow” – not too dark like a “deep red” or “deep purple” – I am positive – but sensitive and at times complicated.
I have some friends that are “yellow” – very up and positive ALL THE TIME. I also have some friends that are very “deep red” or “deep purple” they are dark and mysterious, complicated and in their own right – fascinating and ever changing. And I have friends in the middle with various shades of green and blue.
My husband is “blue” – easy going – uncomplicated – predictable and cautious. He is simply the best and kindest of men – with a heart of gold.
My son is “dark green” – he’s a little like me – deep and sensitive – but also like his father – easy going and laid down.
My daughter is “fire engine RED” She’s a black and white – no nonsense girl – who wears her emotions and feelings out in the open – there’s no hiding with her – she’s unpretentious and authentic – irreverent and wonderful. You never have to wonder where you stand with Ashlee – if she doesn’t tell you – her look will knock you over.
My sweet son-in-law is “blue” like my husband – easy going, uncomplicated – with a good kind lovable heart.
What’s your color? Is there anyone missing from your color palette today? We all need each other – for that perfect balanced rainbow of color in our lives.
Have an awesome weekend!