It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Chapter 3, Page 7, Book 12


THE RAINBOW
An Indian legend
Once upon a time, all the colors in the world started to quarrel; each claimed that she was the best, the most important, the most useful, the favorite.
Green said, Clearly I am the most important: I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves - without me all the animals would die. Look out over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority."
Blue interrupted, You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is water that is the basis of life and this is drawn up by the clouds from the blue sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace you would all be nothing but busybodies."
Yellow chuckled: You are so serious I bring laughter, gaiety and warmth into the word. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun."
Orange started next to blow her own trumpet:  I am the colour of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the inner needs of human life. I carry all the most important vitamins. Think of carrots and pumpkins, oranges, mangoes and pawpaws. I don't hang around all the time, but when I fill the sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so strinking that no one gives thought to any of you."
Red could stand it no longer. He shouted out: lm the ruler of you all, blood, life's blood. I am the colour of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire in the blood. Without me the earth would be empty as the moon. I am the colour of passion and of love, the red rose, poinsettia and poppy.
Purple rose up to his full height. He was very tall and he spoke with great pomp: I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, chiefs and bishops have always chosen me for I am a sign of authority and wisdom. People do not question me - they listen and obey.
Indigo spoke much more quietly than all the others, but just as determinedly: Think of me. I am the colour of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me, you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep waters. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.
And so the colours went on boasting, each convinced that they were the best. Their quarrelling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of brilliant white lightning, thunder rolled and boomed. Rain started to pour down relentlessly. The colours all crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.
Then Rain spoke. You foolish colours, fighting among yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Do you not know that God made you all? Each for a special purpose, unique and different. He loves you all. He wants you all. Join hands with one another and come with me.
He will stretch you across the sky in great bow of color, as a reminder that he loves you all, that you can live together in peace, a promise that He is with you, a sign of hope for tomorrow.

And so whenever God has used a good rain to wash the world, He puts the rainbow in the sky, and when we see it, let us remember to appreciate one another.


WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY

We are all united through our unique qualities, as well as our differences...all special, all part of a greater plan. Rejoice in all of the colors of the rainbow as you go through both the sunshine, and the shadows of your own relationships and the joys and the challenges of life.

The Color for March is GREEN
Green is the national color of Ireland and is strongly associated with that country. 

 Because of all the green in nature the color is reminiscent of Spring. 

Green is life.

Abundant in nature, green signifies growth, renewal, health, and environment.

The Meaning of the Color Green - growth, health, environment, harmony.


Each season has it's own character and casts an unique mood over us too.  Winter has for the most part been a time of being indoors and resting for me.  The weather has put the ground to rest and slowly but surely it'll be coming alive soon with the advent of Spring.  I'm hoping that I too, will be coming alive as there will be lots to do around my house this year.  There are many plans already in the works for family celebrations of many sorts though out March, April, May and June.  We've not delved into the rest of the year yet, but I'm sure it won't be long and my calendar will be filling up.

Spring is the poet's season--the season of romance, the time of year when plant life once more sends forth its tender new shoots to revive the drab setting of a long winter, and when migrant birds returning to their favorite playgrounds fill the freshened air with songs of cheer. No matter how cold and wet a particular spring may be, spring always suggests relief from the rigors of a long winter and arrival at the threshold of ever-welcome summer. 

Each season brings with it's own special challenges and  blessings that bring about unique moods.  I'm seeing more and more signs of Spring every day here at my house and I'm thinking the color green is a great one to improve my outlook.

Think green - Think Spring!



Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!

'On Ya'-ma

9 comments:

jack69 said...

Now dear lady, I will definitely think of you on St, Patty's day!!!
Hope you are starting to see some SPRING GREEN!

Joyful Days said...

Green is my youngest favorite color (followed closely by orange). We never got much winter here, but I am certainly ready for spring!!

Have a great day!

Elizabeth said...

I love this post! Have a great day!

peggy said...

I love this story of the colors, you can never read it too much. Maybe I will copy it this time. Going to the hospital to see my SIL Jeff today, we are still waiting. Thanks for your concern Ma. Love, Peggy

JeanJournal said...

(((( WONDERFUL POST ~ WONDERFUL MA! ~ Of all your posts ~ TODAYS IS THE BEST OF ALL ))) ~ I sit here in awe! ~ I had never read that about the colors and I am just gonna read this post again, and then maybe again....What a wonder! you are. THANKS! ~ Jean(Rome Georgia Girl living in Calhoun ~ Temps in 70's and sunshine a plenty...Everything is budding and some things already blooming! WISHING YOU A GLORIOUS WEDNESDAY!

betty said...

Reading the Indian Legend of the Rainbow has me crying like a child.
It is so beautiful. Yellow and Indigo have always been my favorites but the rain, in wisdom, spoke and our rainbow of colors is truly a blessing. blessings on you this day. Aloha.

TARYTERRE said...

LOVED this. LOVED this. Throughout my life the colors ORANGE and PURPLE have played signifigant roles. But you are so right it's the combination of all colors that bring the most joy. Take care.

Hollie said...

I loved this entry! I enjoyed reading about the colors! We have had a beautiful day here! Lots of blue sky!!!

Barb said...

I loved the story of colors too, my sweet friend. It's been a long time since I read it so really enjoyed seeing your post. Green is my favorite color. It is still quite chilly here though spring is just around the corner. I'm so looking forward to the wonderful pastel colors and variety of fragrances. Thank you so much for taking time to read my posts. I so appreciate you, love the person you are. Big hugs.