Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Yellow = Happiness
Sunny colored flowers soak up sun
The color yellow always seems to brighten up a dreary day just by the sight of the sunny hue. Yellow adds a lightness, a sense of positivity, when one feels down. How can a color possibly improve your mood? I challenge you to look at a photo of a field of sunflowers and not relax at the sight. Yellow encourages our brains to produce feel good endorphins which flood our bodies giving the sensation of happiness if only for a short time.
Cheerful pompom shaped flowers capture the eye
Perhaps the correlation between the color yellow and the brilliant sunshine have something to do with the happiness we feel upon spying objects colored completely in yellow. Sunny days bring the opportunity to venture outdoors, enjoying activities only able to be performed outside. When we see the bright sun shining high in the sky, we know we can venture outdoors to the limitless horizon. We feel free and unhindered by the shackles of daily life. So therefore the connection between the radiant sun and our sense of freedom goes hand and hand with one another.
Golden yellow sunshine glows from the sun's core
The hue of yellow brings to mind smilely faces, and bright moments in life. Yellow is a shade that should be celebrated! I have included a poem about the positive aspects of the color that I chose to include here.
YELLOW IS MY MOOD
Happiness fills my heart with joy
dark clouds scatter away
sapphire sky shines brilliantly
sun appears to light the day
Opening the door to blinding light
cast from beams above
cautiously venturing out of doors
pursuing activities I love
Light winds slightly bend flower heads
as if clamoring for attention
I construct a garland of dandelions
curling stems with intense definition
Sitting amongst yellow blossoms
helps improve my attitude
sunny flowers born from Earth are why
yellow is my favorite mood.