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Yellow Mania - Kim's Musing for July 8, 2018



Yellow is the Word.....












Everywhere you look the color yellow is making a star studded statement.   Yellow signifies happiness, joy, optimism, good health and overall makes everyone smile.  You just can't help notice how the many shades of yellow combined with upbeat energy connect one another with elation.  Lately, I have been thinking how important it is to be apart of something and how essential a network of friends is on a daily basis. The daily community could be from a sport, job or any other activity that is shared and fosters unconditional acceptance.  With my tennis group, we vary in thoughts, religions, race and yet because of a little yellow - yes yellow - tennis ball we are united.  Our daily lunches after partaking in a vigorous game of tennis are entertaining, enlightening and filled with lively exchanges that inspire thought about the world at large.   Even in heated moments, we look at each other, laugh and realize we are just a very small piece of a gigantic puzzle and our complicated thoughts do not end what we love best - our friendships with one another.

Perhaps this is what the color yellow means - spreading goodwill towards humanity.  A sisterhood of helping, lifting and supporting one another versus calling each other names or dividing based on thoughts and beliefs. We realize that we are all the same with common goals - peace, love, friendship, kindness and caring.  Why even some of us, me, are over aware that we do silly things out of too much friendliness.  For instance, one of our dearest, liveliest and best loved friends made these incredible bracelets for everyone.  I not thinking or knowing the effort to create these gems, gave mine to a new friend who takes care of us each day as we eat our $6.60 salad.  I didn't realize that our friend took lots of time, thought and effort in making these bracelets.  Afterwards, I felt silly and regretful for giving mine away to someone who isn't really part of our group.  Yet, maybe this one action, is precisely what I am writing about - I included someone new into our gathering.  Someone who is friendly towards us on a daily basis and perhaps enjoyed being accepted. Maybe she needed the gift more than me.  I perhaps acted too fast but somehow I know she loves it and sports the bracelet daily. 

Which is precisely my point - you never know who you will meet and how a simple smile, a sympathetic word or a compliment might bring unexpected joy. And, in my case, spontaneously giving away a bracelet to someone not part of our special group brought happiness to this individual.  We can all moan about the ills of the world and wallow in hate and bitterness while making a line in the sand of who we can like and dislike.  We can be selfish, cold and live by the mantra "all about me".  However, isn't this precisely what we were told as children not to do?  Isn't it important to include everyone?   Isn't it important to respect those who are changing the world or making the world a better place?  Can't we look for sunshine rather than darkness?  

Yes, it is time to drape your day with shades of yellow.  And, send a yellow vibe of happiness.  Create a community, belong to something and bring out the best in people.   Maybe think before you speak or learn the art of diplomacy which takes away anger.  We all are a work in progress. I know this for certain and am aware of my own failings. 

Yellow is indeed the hue of the moment.  Spread cheer wearing something yellow or pick up a tennis racket and send yellow over the net.  May you all find a safe community to belong too.  A community that allows you to be unique, happy and upbeat.  A community where all are included.  And, a community where we support one another.   Yellow does bring out the best.  Get your yellow on and bring on a "yellow everyday" mindset.  






"Once women find sisterhood, there is nothing stronger" - Zoe Kravitz





Thanks for Reading - Kim





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