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You create enthusiasm around you.


Inspiration can come from just about anywhere… including a fortune cookie. So… thanks to my last fast food adventure… today’s Everything Red is about enthusiasm.

According to several articles on the psychology of color, the color red is energizing. It excites the emotions and motivates us to take action. I think that one of the things that’s held me back lately was a lack of enthusiasm. Nothing was exciting me, so my immediate assumption was that everything was all wrong. I was on the wrong path.

But maybe lack of enthusiasm is just a synonym for self-doubt. We want to be excited about our direction, but we hold ourselves back. We stop, when really we should GO.

I did a remake of an old photograph from my last camping adventure. It’s kind of ironic that—although the color red apparently prompts us to take action—everywhere you look it’s telling us NOT TO. No wonder we’re so conflicted!

So, today I will be enthusiastic. I will not doubt, I will just GO.

Knowledge is power but enthusiasm pulls the switch.

Ivern Ball

And according to Panda, we create enthusiasm around us as well. Let’s all spread some enthusiasm! 😉

13 thoughts on “Get up and go!

  1. Rhen Laird says:

    So, I’ve written my first offering for your non-official Red prompt…and it’s a bit dark; but I suspect I have more than one Red poem in me–so I hope you won’t be putoff or disappointed by the first one 🙂

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    1. Janet says:

      No worries… red is red. Good, bad or indifferent. Light, dark or pinkish haha!


      1. Rhen Laird says:

        Ohhh, you’re the BEST, Janet!

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      2. Janet says:

        are you going to link it here or do I need to come look or it?? 🙂


      3. Rhen Laird says:

        I wasn’t sure what you wanted us to do–I always link to the person who offers a prompt, or allows me to use something from their post as a prompt 🙂 So when I post it, you’ll get a link–if you want me to use a specific link, let me know which one 🙂 ❤

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      4. Janet says:

        sounds good. It doesn’t matter where I just didn’t know if I was supposed to hunt for it… a game of cat and mouse maybe 😉


      5. Rhen Laird says:

        Okay, so I just post it any day–doesn’t matter which? And you’ll see the link, no worries?

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      6. Janet says:

        I will be on red for awhile so link anywhere that will notify me.


      7. Rhen Laird says:

        Okey-dokey!! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  2. judibwriting says:

    Love the red Go sign.

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