In China the color red means good luck and fortune.  In India a red mark on the forehead is said to bring good luck.  To Hindus it symbolizes joy, life, energy and creativity.  To Christians it represents Christ’s blood and redemption.  As I was driving to a Christmas party I decided to take back roads through the country, out of the city limits.  I saw splashes of red all over the countryside.  Where one tree had lost all it’s leaves, it’s friend stood dressed in bright red beside him.  Next to fences red berries shouted for the world to see them.  And on a cold Sunday the red made me feel joyful, creative, full of life and ready to see what luck was going to find me.