The color yellow doesn’t always mean the same thing to each of us, but when I think of yellow I think of sunshine and friendship, and right now the daffodils blooming in our front yard. Even brightness, cheerfulness, and hope comes to mind, as it’s going to be a gorgeous sunny day today where I live. We have so much to be thankful for!

We had dinner last night with some new friends, and that makes me happy! We’re made for connection with one another, and so when you share a meal into the wee hours of the morning, it just feels right. It was a wonderful, delicious time.

The great writer, Henri Nouwen says:

A Christian community is therefore a healing community not because wounds are cured and pains are alleviated, but because wounds and pains become openings or occasions for a new vision…. Sharing weakness becomes a reminder to one and all of the coming strength. (The Wounded Healer)

Just this week I snipped some bright yellow forsythia twigs and put them on my front porch. Why? Because it needed some serious cheering up!

Snip the branches. Put in a Ziploc bag with water (way easy for clean up).

Put in front of something with height.

Or behind what you want to display. (I’ve had these Harry & David geese for years. I move them around from the front of the house to the backyard, out by the pool, or even in the garden …)

Add a bit of sunshine.

I’d say it really brightened things up! And it was a matter of using what I had and just pulling it all together – for FREE!

What does yellow mean to you on this lovely day today? And do you use what you have to create something new?

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