What does Orange mean to you?

***Here's a repost fom last fall. ***And then, a random orange balloon floats into my yard. I search about but from where it came I can not tell. Halloween is coming upon us. A party could be near but nothing in sight. I accept it as a message and am inspired to explore.Orange was a color I never wore nor associated with much until the past few years. Orange has become to mean new things other than Halloween and pumpkins. It is the color for multiple sclerosis. The MS Orange.


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So what does the color orange stand for? A friend found this online and shared it with me:Orange

Orange combines the energy of red and the happiness of yellow. It is associated with joy, sunshine, and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

To the human eye, orange is a very hot color, so it gives the sensation of heat. Nevertheless, orange is not as aggressive as red. Orange increases oxygen supply to the brain, produces an invigorating effect, and stimulates mental activity. It is highly accepted among young people. As a citrus color, orange is associated with healthy food and stimulates appetite. Orange is the color of fall and harvest. In heraldry, orange is symbolic of strength and endurance.
From: Color-Wheel-Pro.com I don't know about you all but I'll take the color Orange all day long just for it's meaning. The one issue I have with orange is that it is heat provoking as a visual element. And we are already overheated! The nice thing is that blue is the opposite of orange on the color wheel and blue is very cooling. The two work well together.

I remember the use of orange in marketing/advertising. Its stimulates the appetite. Ever wonder why many foods out there are either orange or labeled in orange?


I do know that it's the color of Hermes. Oh yeah, that orange I know!

How cool would it be for Hermes to create a custom scarf as a fundraiser? You know, something orange...


I bet someone like Nancy Davis at EraseMs.org could pull this one off! She always has lots of cool ideas and fundraisers: Click on images to shop!


And then I just found this cooling scarf, also a Nancy Davis project. Many of us find cooling scarves quite helpful. This is a nice, fun orange one.

So what does orange mean to me? It means a lot more than it did even a few weeks ago. Most importantly it unites everyone with MS across the globe. No language barrier. Nothing. Orange is orange. Here's to orange! I'm off to carve a Jack O Lantern, eat some reeses, put on my orange tee shirt. I'm off to be Orange and "represent enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation."Here's to saying #thatthatMS!


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