What's in a Rainbow
It’s no secret that rainbows are loved by everyone. When we see a rainbow bedazzling the sky, we cannot resist grabbing a picture. If it’s a double rainbow, you know we are sharing that picture with everyone we know! And rainbow puzzles? We can’t resist those either!
What’s in a rainbow that makes them so irresistible? Let’s get into it!
For starters, rainbows bring a feeling of freedom and joy. The moment we notice a rainbow in the sky, our happiness-o-meter starts to crank up and we feel better than we did just a few moments ago.
Rainbows bring out the best in us. Rainbows gather single colors together and blend them to make something incredible that benefits everyone who sees it … just like all of us humans (and Lego people!).
Rainbows help us imagine what could be. They represent new possibilities. Rainbows show us that when we cooperate, we can create something new.
Rainbows provide us with a new perspective on life. As a kid, I was convinced that I could find the “end of the rainbow” and the “magic” waiting there, if I could just get my Mom to drive until we found where the rainbow touched the earth! Now I like to think about how that feeling of excitement, and the expectation of good things up ahead, is the real magic of the rainbow.
Rainbows are also a symbol of hope during hard times. There is something soothing and comforting about the color gradient that creates the feeling that things will work out.
Rainbows carry with them a sense of protection. They remind us that we are safe in the world.
There was a time in my life when I felt alone and afraid in the world. Now I’ve come to realize that I am connected to many people who care about me and who support me. Even people I don’t know care about me as a fellow human. It turns out I am not alone, and knowing that I am supported by others is comforting and reassuring.
It’s easy to see why rainbows and rainbow puzzles are so popular. I love the feeling of happiness, comfort, and inspiration that I feel everytime I sit down with a rainbow puzzle.
Until next time, keep a rainbow in your heart and a rainbow on your puzzle table!