She was quite happy driving around in her bright pink car that had pink upholstery, pink carpet and even pink hub caps.  She said it gave her a ‘buzz’.

While most people would tend to shy away from a vehicle of this colour, their car choice would probably be seen as dull and uninteresting to our ‘pink pussy cat”.

As individuals, our choice of colours can say a lot for who we are, how we feel, or what we’re trying to say about ourselves.  The outward going person will often choose to wear bright coloured clothing, while the quiet, inward types, will generally prefer sombre, less contrasting colours in clothing.

We often use colours when making statements, describing our attitudes and feelings.  To achieve this some might even use colourful language. If we are sad, we are said to be blue; cold, purple; angry, red; and if we’re well, we are seen as being ‘in the pink’.

The day can be grey and yet we can be green with envy or black with rage.  We read about the yellow peril, the red terrors, white tornados and even pink panthers. If we’re gardeners, some might say we have green fingers.

The colours of our world completely encircle us, from the rainbow in the heavens above us, to the richness of the earth colours beneath our feet. We should always be thankful for our sight, for some in our community don’t get to enjoy the colour that surrounds our day. Their days are dark nights.

Unfortunately, there are also others in our community whose life, because of different circumstances, is far from colourful.  When we meet these people, how nice it would be to brighten up their day by sharing with them some of the colours that make up our world.

I’m Peter Mack and that’s life.

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