I don't know how many of you have taken Spanish (or are taking it), but I was reading about how to make a verb a command (like "Eat!"). For the informal form speaking to "you all", you take the infinitive, i.e. "vivir" (to live), and take away the -r, and put a -d in its place. So in this example, "vivir" became "vivid".
Now when I first read this, my mind connected the dots and I practically jumped out of my chair. Do you see it? In Spanish, vivid (you say vee-veed) means "You all, live!" And in English, vivid means brightly colored or "producing a strong and clear image on the senses" (definition taken from mirriam-webster.com). Put the two definitions together and you get: living in bright color!
Isn't that awesome? I just thought it was so cool when I read it. Because that's exactly what I want to do with my life. I want my life to be colorful and bright, not dull and gray. I want to take every opportunity to make a difference in others lives, to go out of my way to show them they're special and unique. I want to portray a strong and clear image to others - the image of Christ.
So I'm saying to you all (and myself as well), VIVID!
By the way, speaking of vivid things - check out my photography blog if you haven't already done so! I just put up some pretty purple pictures up on there, which I'm sure you'll enjoy. ;)