Red

The color of cherries, roses and drops of blood. Book covers, couch pillows, lipstick too but these weren’t gifted naturally, they had to borrow the pigment to have it.

There are pops of red throughout my home and I love it that way, even when red has fallen off the Pantone top picks for the current year’s trending colors. This little red treasure of a book is about a guy who made a lasting impact during his time on this earth. One of his many quotes might be mistaken for the wise words of Benjamin Franklin or Abraham Lincoln for that matter such as this, “The way to do a great deal is to keep on doing a little. The way to do nothing at all is to be continually resolving that you will do EVERTHING.”

Good stuff. Just do a little -consistently. Take a break or take a day off then do a little more. It adds up little by little into more than we can imagine.

Sometimes we want to do big and great things but are stalled by how to begin or how to move the needle. It can be daunting when you look at the sheer logistics of getting a big thing that’s burning in your heart in to motion but it starts with a step. Do you have the ability to take one? Just one? Then take one and do another. Getting the “due diligence” in place doesn’t feel so sparkly but the end result likely will.

The Pantone color of 2019 is actually Living Coral 16-1546 and I have a book cover that color too. Just sayin’.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon didn’t so much care about the book cover color of his life story but he did care a lot about living one step at a time. Yeah, sometimes we are propelled in leaps and bounds to do great things but it always begins with a single step.