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

Author Unknown

Friday, May 16, 2014

Chapter 5, Page 16, Book 14

Colors are the smiles of nature. 

Leigh Hunt

Day 24 of 50: Wear more white, or even gold! They’re the season’s special colors.  Dress for the occassion

White is color at its most complete and pure, the color of perfection. The color meaning of white is purity, innocence, wholeness and completion.  White is the color of new beginnings, wiping the slate clean, so to speak. It is the blank canvas waiting to be written upon. While white isn't stimulating to the senses, it opens the way for the creation of anything the mind can conceive.

The color white is cleanliness personified, the ultimate in purity!! This is why it is traditionally worn by brides, and the reason why doctors wear white jackets

According to the legends, white was the color of the robe, by which our Lord  was wore before he was scourged. The color white symbolizes the hope of the resurrection, as well as the purity and newness that comes from victory over sin and death. White lily, one of the traditional flowers of Easter, is widely used for decorations of home and premises.

The color gold is the color of success, achievement and triumph. Associated with abundance and prosperity, luxury and quality, prestige and sophistication, value and elegance.  Optimistic and positive, gold adds richness and warmth to everything with which it is associated - it illuminates and enhances other things around it.  Gold is the color of the winner just as first place medals are always in gold, silver is second place.

The color gold is a warm color that can be either bright and cheerful or somber and traditional. The color gold is cousin to the color yellow , and is also associated with illumination, love, compassion, courage, passion, magic, and wisdom.

Yellow symbolizes the light of the world brought by the risen Christ that enlightens the world. 

Isn’t nice that we can make use of the beautiful colors in what we wear.  Spring clothing is always light, bright and colorful.

Today I’m thankful for:

1673.  for the peace that comes when God whispers in the storm.
1674. for all the lovely purple flowers this Spring
1675.  for smiles, they do bring peace

Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life

Author Unknown



I just bought a yellow top which is very untypical for me. But something about it made me smile. Now I know why. Thank you for telling what the color yellow means.

betty said...

Those flowers are so pretty, Ma. I don't think I have ever worn anything gold, but did wear white quite a bit. Thanks for the color explanations :)