Red Thought of the Week
Key Theme: Vibrancy and a Last
Reminder From Red
So, what have you learned this month about
the solidity of your foundation? In what ways have you put into action the concept of “do you?”
The vibrancy of the color red sends a
signal and serves as a reminder to keep it going.
That’s what foundations are all about. If we really take seriously the things we say are important to us, it goes without saying that keeping “first things first” is more than a one-shot or one-month deal.
And if the idea of “do you” highlights for us the importance of getting more of our authentic selves out there into our lives, then it’s certainly worth our attention to focus our energy on things we really want to do.
Simple, isn’t it? Keep a solid foundation and focus on goals that matter.
But if it was really so simple, how come we need so
many reminders to put this philosophy into practice?
For something so fundamental, it sure is easy to get off track. Easy to defocus from things that are important to us. Easy in the course of every day living to get distracted from fundamentals and surprisingly Easy to lose sight of a foundation that reminds us to keep first things really first.
Actually, amazingly easy to defocus from what is at bottom most important to us.
Red is attention getting, alive and vibrant. Its signal if
you think about it is kind of hard to miss. That signal reiterates on the one hand our solid foundation and on the other the building and the doing of “do you.” As we move away from the excitement of the new year and new beginnings, let’s remember to literally“see” and notice the color red. Let’s also use that noticing as a signal. when we literally do in fact “see something ” red, let red serve as a reminder to focus on the first things first of what’s most solid in our foundation and let’s add to that foundation the importance of “doing” and being what is truly you.
In the end, , it’s really not that hard. Deep down, we know what we need to give attention to, and we know what we most value. It just might take a little extra red to trip the switch to remember that, like the color red, we too are pretty vibrant doers who know how to make our lives to be, as the U.S. army commercials say, all you can be.