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Thursday, August 14, 2008

The Red Butterfly...

That is how my other friends call me...and it's so easy to figure out why...

I'm fascinated with butterflies...and I love RED! So much!!!

So today, I'd like to share with you 13 facts about the color RED...

(1) In the Ebers Papyrus, said to be the oldest complete book in existence (c.1550 B.C.), the color red was used for chapter headings, names of diseases, and weights and dosages of drugs.

(2) The Egyptians considered themselves the red race and applied red dye for emphasis.

(3) The word "ruby" comes from the Latin word rubens, meaning "red".

(4) Red also means "Beautiful" in Russian.

(5) There are at least 23 different shades of red crayons.

(6) The color red doesn't really make bulls angry; They are color-blind.

(7) Chinese brides traditionally wear red wedding dresses for good luck.

(8) The red stripes on the United States Flag stand for courage.

(9) While in ancient times, the Romans used red flag as a signal for battle.

(10) Seeing the color red can make your heart beat faster.

(11) In India red is a symbol for soldiers.

(12) As few as two percent of people in the United States have red hair.

(13) In Chinese tradition, it is bad luck to write a person's name in red ink as it means death to that person.

I hope you learn something from my Thursday Thirteen list today... ;)

And also, I can't let Thursday pass me by without giving thanks to all the graces and blessings I received the entire week.

I'd like to give thanks for the gift of friends...reading all your comment/emails is more than a heart-warming experience...your love radiates through my monitor! I couldn't thank you enough for being there for me...and I feel so blessed to have met you all!

I'm so grateful for the gift of of life! This week had been rough on me...and yet I'm still here...alive...and happy!

I also can't help but mention how happy I am with the news that there is going to be a rollback on the price of fuel today and it is expected to keep going down for the whole month of September. I believe that is good news for all the Filipino people...and since that is dictated by the world market, I would presume that the world market is also rolling back their prices and that is good news for all of us!

I have been arguing with IT Guy on whether I should get myself a new pair of red shoes for my birthday...he does not want me to get them. For a simple reason that I do not need them. I have plenty of shoes and I just bought a pair and some I haven't even worn them yet...I see his point. How could I worry about that red shoes when the entire world is having rice shortage...unemployment...oil price hikes?!

But, don't you think if more people buy shoes, more people would also be employed by those shoe manufacturing firms? Joke! LOL

I wish and pray for all the people who are feeling the crunch of this economic challenge that we all face right now...and I also pray IT Guy gets to be enlightened and buy me that red shoes! I'm so silly...I know... :)

Everyday is the best time
to give thanks!

Please check Thankful Thursday
d together let us celebrate
all the
things we should
be grateful for!

For other 13 wonderful things....please visit Thursday Thirteen!


Danielle said...

Red is my favorite color and I am so appreciative of these facts I added this page to StumbleUpon.

Happy TT!

Wishing you and yours health, balance and joy.

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Colored Heart said...

mabuhay! it's nice to have stumbled to another filipina blog in the christian memes. i enjoyed reading your 13red facts and i thank God with you in your thankful thursday list. you are most blessed! shalom!:$

anthonynorth said...

A good, informative list there. You'll have to do my favourite colour, purple.

Princess said...

A great thankful thursday list.
Didn't know that much about RED, now I do.

sbwrites said...

How great to be thought of as a Red Butterfly! Such a strong color combined with such beauty! Sounds like a perfect description of you!


storyteller said...

How fun! I love learning new things … and like the way you used RED in your post. I had no idea that red means beautiful in Russian or that Chinese brides wear red for good luck. Methinks one can never have too many pair of red shoes … so I encourage you to get them if you want them ;--)
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

I love red too. My brother is one of that 2% who has red hair!
I am so tired of the economy being bad. I enjoyed visiting you.

LittlePea said...

Great Thursday 13.

You should definitely get the shoes. I never say no to shoes....And anyway, it helps the economy. heehee

Nancie said...

Lovely thanksgiving! Thank God you are feeling better. The rollback on the price of fuel is so needful. Thank God for blessing you with friends. Friends are special gifts from God and they are so precious. I am thankful to God for your friendship. You are loved. Thanks for sharing your thankful heart with us. Take care and God bless you always!

Peggy said...

Mariposa roja...How clever that you combined Thirteen Thursday y
Thankful Thursday.

Continue to be thoughtful of others who suffer do to the economic crunch. No to red shoes for right will not give
anyone a job(lol) I'm glad for your
Thankful hearts and Friends you appreciate on the internet!

This is my first visit here I arbitrarily pick numbers based on what number I am. I have my regulars but today I'm seeking out new TT posts. I enjoyed yours!
Thanks for the learning experience!

Denise said...

Be blessed today, and always sweetie.

Jan said...

Buy the shoes.... (((HUGS)))

Elizabeth said...

Wow, this was actually very educational! Thanks!

broca's area said...

red is dangerous[blood]

Hanna said...

Oh I just simply do love the colour red! :) Such a nice nickname you have! Red butterfly, keep up your blog, cause it's hilarious! ;)

- said...

Loved your list and luv your appreciation for friendship and health - and *yes* I hope you get those red shoes you want too ; )

Luv ya!! ; )

sbwrites said...

You haven't posted in awhile. Just wanted to make sure you're feeling better and doing okay!


Nancie said...

Hi Mari,

How are you? You are in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and God bless you.

With hugs and prayers,