Mary Jo Brown: Colors help with moods

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One thing some of us tend to take for granted is our ability to see the many colors of the world. I particularly am fond of pastel colors. However, I tend to associate different colors with different feelings. Light blue represents serenity, light green is peaceful, soft yellow is warmth and tan is a warm, homey feeling.

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Mary Jo Brown

Some of these colors were ones I had in my home when I lived in a house, but because I live in an apartment now and can’t paint the walls, everything is white. In order to jazz the place up a little, I add splashes of pinks, yellows, purples and sage green. Along with many other people when decorating, I use the colors associated with the season that we are in, such as oranges, browns and reds for fall or greens, reds and white for winter.

The colors I choose to wear are different. I like to wear deeper jewel colors but throw a bit of pastel in there for comfort. The only color I don’t like to wear is black. It is a color that looks fine on others but for me, no way. My thinking is that the color you are wearing will affect your mood for that day. Wearing bright colors that bring attention to you can make you feel active and energetic. Colors that bring you comfort will help you through a stressful day and make you feel at ease. You can use colors in many ways: in your home, dress, appearance and to express yourself.

Many of the expressions we use have colors in them: "Looking at life through rose-colored glasses;" “He was in a black mood;” “I was so mad, I was seeing red;” and also yellowbelly, redneck and so on. Be sure to look around and appreciate the colors of the season. It isn’t all brown, even though we are in late fall. There still is a hint of color here and there and the sunsets are beautiful. Use color to express yourself, and I hope it lightens up your day and gives you a rosy outlook on the gray days of life.

Happy birthday to Alma Sadvar and Amanda Foote, and belated birthday to Heidi Meyring.

Get well and speedy recovery to all of you under the weather wherever you are, and I hope you are up and going soon.

Sunset Meadows I will have their Friday potluck at noon Nov. 22.

Christmas for Seniors program is taking applications from seniors 62 years or older. This is not a government agency nor is it funded by the government. This program is made up of generous Moffat County citizens who would like to help make your Christmas a little merrier. Pick up an application and let them know what you would like to receive. All the information is kept confidential. Applications are at Sunset Meadows I and II and need to be completed and returned by Dec. 10. You can return applications to Sunset Meadows I, Sunset Meadows II or to Janette Harris at 720 Breeze St. in Craig.

If you need more information, call Harris at 970-326-8858 or Sunset Meadows at 970-824-3660.

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