The walls in my office are painted purple
And why shouldn’t they be? I love that color. I love it on the inside of me.
I wish I didn’t love it so much. I wish I wasn’t so predictable.
But … I do … and I am.
We will move from our house this year (we are cleaning the attic and basement as we speak — err … write). I wonder if I’ll ever have another completely purple room. Perhaps. Perhaps not.
But I’ve had one for well over a decade. And I’ve loved it.
I have spent countless hours working in there when my business, ChildrensChurchStuff.com, was print version. A lot of shipping took place out of my little purple room. Now all the products are digital and all I need is a laptop and a little stand. Except when I’m writing and researching, then I spread out a little. But during those years when I was in that room a bunch, I loved being surrounded by the color of happiness.
I used to tell the kids in children’s church to look me up when they get to heaven. I’ll be easy to find — I’ll be dancing on the purple stripe on the rainbow around God’s throne!
Silly? Maybe. But it made me smile and they smiled, too. I think it made heaven just a little more real for them. And that is a good thing in my book.
Right now I am sitting with a friend, writing. The table is white, the screen is white, the iced tea glass is clear (because it’s empty); but my thoughts are purple and yellow and magenta. And I pray they always will be.
Regardless of current events, the price of gas, the number of rainy days we’ve had, or how I feel; I want to remain colorful on the inside. And to let it out to others.
If a smile was a color, what color would it be? The classic smiley face is yellow. I’m guessing that color was used because a smile can brighten someone’s day like the blazing sun.
If a laugh was a color, what color would it be? Perhaps orange…or purple… or maybe a swirl.
Yup, that’s what I think. A swirl of color.
That’s why I love making people laugh and why I love to laugh.
I wish for you smiles and laughter all day even if you are hospitalized, or bed bound, or really really tired, or frustrated, or sad. I wish for you laughter.
Currently laughing out loud