Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Today I came home from dropping Riley off at work and before stepping back onto the ground that would initiate the start of the day I sat for a minute. This is something my mom and I used to do when we would go places together. Anytime we went anywhere in the car as soon as we would pull into the drive way everyone else would jump out and run inside, but we would sit and look or talk for while before joining the daily grind. Since I was missing her this morning I decided to sit in the car for a short while and just watch. Now, we live in Wymount Terrace and while the apartments themselves aren't the most beautiful things in the world the grounds are stunning. There are huge trees that line the complexes and court yards between. The roads are shaded by both trees and mountain and we are situated in a place where the sky looks so big it might swallow you whole. Everywhere you look it's green and blue. As habit would have it I began the thinking process. Thinking back to my Interior Design studies actually. The all consuming shades of blue and green struck me pretty intensely and I thought about their meaning in the color world. Blue is the color of peace, calmness and serenity. Green is one of healing, tranquility, and fertility. And I laughed because I thought to myself. "Man. Heavenly Father is so sneaky. Using color therapy on his children and we don't even recognize it!". It makes sense though. Surround us with a understated grandeur that has such an impact on us. One that relates peace and calmness. And maybe I'm alone in this, but I feel that every time I'm outside and in that subtle beauty that I am most certainly loved. And there is most certainly peace to be had. I also realize that in our home I've become partial to the colors blue and green in decor. It's in our living room, our bathroom and a tiny bit in our kitchen. And I didn't even realize it until it was all finished. I think it might be my subconscious telling me I need a little more of the outdoors and the natural gifts of God in my life. Time to let in the peace and healing.