I heard a song today that had a line that went something like, “She’s wearing her mood ring and it’s never the same.”
Remember the mood rings of the ‘70s? I had one and always wondered how they worked, and if they really reflected my mood.
The reason I bring it up is because I wondered what color mine would be today, post-Christmas festivities, with some cleanup left and a pretty lonely Christmas tree.
All the preparation and anticipation in the rearview mirror. Now what?
Guess it’s time for 2021 reflections and making plans for 2022.
Yawn. I think it’s time to hibernate instead.
Oh, wait. This message is supposed to INSPIRE you. Sorry. Maybe I’ll get there…
So, I think my mood ring color would be (drumroll please): YELLOW. And not because it’s sunny here. It’s been rather dreary for days, which could explain my desire to hibernate.
Yellow may signify any of the following emotions: mild anxiety, nervousness, confusion, mixed feelings, creative energy, happiness, willing to take risks, good health.
Of course, the meanings for the colors depend on which site you read. This is the spectrum for yellow, and since the emotions are all over the place, I chose it.
Here are some other colors along with their meanings and you can decide what color you’d like to be today. Or, put on your ring and let it tell you.
Black: Stressed, worried, lost, and overwhelmed, OR your mood ring could be broken.
Gray: Beginning stages of worry, fear, sadness, grief, dread, and on the way to black.
Brown: Restless, anxious, impatiently waiting for something, confused.
Green: Calm, stable, relaxed, default color.
Red: Excited, passionate, anger, embarrassment.
Orange: Heightened emotions of yellow.
Blue: Calm, content, peaceful, relaxed, forgetting about all world stressors.
Violet: Enlightenment, balance, intense romantic feelings, clarity, deep purpose.
In case you’re wondering, mood rings change their color based on the changing temperature of the wearer’s body. It does this by making use of liquid crystals with thermotropic properties. Your mood can affect your body temperature.
Mood rings are still on the market, and there are more specific color guides that go along with each manufacturer’s ring. As you may have guessed, they’re not always accurate, and the life span of a mood ring is about 5 years. Toss out the one you have from the ‘70s.
Whatever color you’re feeling, now is probably a good time to think about (and maybe even create a list) of all the things that you’ve accomplished in 2021 that you’re happy about.
What are you grateful for?
This may even lead you to consider some plans for the coming year.
Which reminds me—my word for 2022 is GRATITUDE. It’s a great word that is a great way to feel all the time. I’m going to focus on practicing more of that.
Since a majority of people begin the year with rather lofty health and fitness goals, I’ll offer some tips next week on how to stay the course with realistic expectations.
Thank you for reading my weekly blog posts and putting up with my many moods.
Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy, and blessed 2022! (And a blue colored mood ring.)
With love and gratitude,
“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”—Brad Paisley