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

Author Unknown

Friday, July 01, 2016

Chapter 7, Page 1, Book 16

While walking in a toy store
The day before today,
I overheard a Crayon Box
With many things to say.
I don't like red! said Yellow.
And Green said, Nor do I!
And no one here likes Orange,
But no one knows quite why.
We are a box of crayons
that really doesn't get along,
Said Blue to all the others.
Something here is wrong!
Well, i bought that box of crayons
And took it home with me
And laid out all the crayons
So the crayons could all see
They watched me as I colored
With Red and Blue and Green
And Black and White and Orange
And every color in between
They watched as Green became the grass
And Blue became the sky.
The Yellow sun was shining bright
On White clouds drifting by.
Colors changing as they touched,
Becoming something new.
They watched me as I colored.
They watched till I was through.
And when I'd finally finished,
I began to walk away.
And as I did the Crayon box
Had something more to say...
I do like Red! said the Yellow
And Green said, So do I!
And Blue you are terrific!
So high up in the sky.
We are a Box of Crayons
Each of us unique,
But when we get together
The picture is complete. 


July 1st- the colors of your attitude

Attitude is the mind's paintbrush, it can color any situation. 


For most people color is an important component of sight. Socially, color is extremely important. For example, red, green, and yellow are all used in directing traffic. Stoplights and signs are red; a green light indicates that it is safe to proceed. Yellow symbolizes the need for caution, orange alerts drivers to construction. 

It's true in painting and it's true in life:  How things look depends on the way you see them.  And both a well received painting and a fulfilling life depend upon keeping a true perspective.

Thomas Kinkade

Scientific evidence shows that observing colors can affect a person’s mood. The human brain associates colors with where they are seen in nature.

I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns. 

Sir Winston Churchill

The color brown signifies earth and nature. Brown makes people think of home, providing them with a sense of comfort and confidence. For this reason, it gives people more of a willingness to have conversation. Men generally like brown more than women. 

There is no blue without yellow and without orange. 

Vincent Van Gogh

 Orange is a very positive color and is known to boost self esteem. It gives people a feeling of youthfulness. It stimulates digestion and hunger. This can be helpful for restaurants trying to sell more food or for parents trying to get a fussy child to eat their vegetables.   Men are more drawn to it than red.

When in doubt, wear red. 

Bill Blass

 As the most outrageous color, red represents power and strength. It is a stimulating color that has been shown to increase activity in the adrenal glands. While having more adrenaline can rid the mind of negative thoughts, it can also make an individual more irritable. While it affects both sexes, women tend to respond to it with more intensity.  It increases the likelihood of impulsive purchases as well.

Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up. 

Allen Klein

 Blue is the color of healing because the sight of it causes the body to produce calming chemicals. The color blue can curb an appetite. There are no foods that are naturally blue except the blueberry, so therefore, if we see the color blue we subconsciously think not to eat. People trying to lose weight may paint their rooms blue to keep them from being as hungry. Blue implies loyalty too, which is why many presidential candidates choose to wear blue ties.

All the other colors are just colors, but purple seems to have a soul — when you look at it, it's looking back at you. 

Uniek Swain

 Purple is the most mysterious color because it is found so rarely in nature. That is perhaps why an abundance of it is attributed to royalty. Purple is said to alleviate nervousness and fear. It is the color of spirituality and signifies someone’s connection with a higher power. It is also associated with creativity.

 Black is the absence of color meaning there are no stimulating nor calming effects. For this reason, black generally makes people feel depressed. Too much exposure to black can prevent growth and change. Black consumes and hides. It evokes the underground and a sense of mourning.

Green is the prime color of the world, and that from which its loveliness arises. 

Pedro Calderón de la Barca

 As the color of balance, green provides people with a feeling of harmony and relaxation. It evokes youth, nature, growth and renewal. Green is the gentlest color on the eyes and observing it can actually help to slow breathing.

Pink is not just a color, it’s an attitude. 

Author Unknown

Though it is merely a shade of red, pink actually produces the exact opposite emotions. The color pink represents sensitivity and love, and it makes people feel calm and safe. Pink is associated with unselfish love.

Yellow is the eldest daughter of light… 

Charles Blanc

Yellow sometimes makes people feel more fatigued and tired. It is the brightest color and therefore, when it is reflected, it is the color to irritate the eyes most. When yellow is observed, the eyes feel heavier, which imitates tiredness. It also evokes cowardice.

White is certainly one of the more tranquil hues. People view white objects as pure and  

Life is about using the whole box of crayons. 


Red is my favorite color and next to that I’d choose yellow it always brightens a dark day.  But there are times when blue, purple and green are my favorite choice.

We need to round out our attitudes with color sometimes and I for one do agree that color makes a big difference.

The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that. 

Charles R. Brown


jack69 said...

Now you have hit it out of the park. Good one. Love the comparisons and graphics.Especially the graphic about 'worth catching'

betty said...

I liked that story about the crayons, very good perspective there. There is a lot of things to learn about the different colors. Years ago when we still lived in Montana, a lady I knew at the time did study colors and would put on presentations on what colors are good for this and that, like in decorating office buildings, homes, what to wear for events, etc. Very fascinating it was to listen to her.



Sweet poem. Like all the information on the different colors too. I'm with Bill Blass today wearing red. I think it's important to remember whatever color we like, "Each of us unique, like them."