Wednesday, November 4, 2009

It's Not Easy...

Being Green.

Sometimes the most profound wisdom comes from the most unexpected places.  I think we could all learn a thing or two from Kermit the Frog.

Kermit battled with his color. "Having to spend each day the color of the leaves.  When I think it could be nicer being red, or yellow, or gold, or something much more colorful like that."

 I believe we all battle something about ourselves that is a difficult fit. Certainly everyone has some challenge to bear that makes us different somehow, or draws unwanted attention, or finds us lacking in some way.

"It's not easy being green.  It seems you blend in with so many other ordinary things, and people tend to pass you over 'cause you're not standing out like flashy sparkles in the water, or stars in the sky."

We usually come to uneasy terms with our challenges simply for survival's sake.  We find ways to accept our differences while still pining for what we feel must be a better way.  And usually it doesn't take much as a reminder to have our esteem plummet and yet again we find ourselves struggling with questions about who we are, what we are, why we are...

Kermit eventually comes to resolute terms with himself after some soul-searching and a pep talk, and calling to mind the positive things about the color green.

"But green's the color of Spring, and green can be cool, and friendly-like.
And green can be big like an ocean, or important like a mountain, or tall like a tree."

True peace comes only after acceptance of who we are.  And really, not just acceptance but truly embracing who we are.  Is it possible to look at ourselves with a new set of eyes and truly appreciate our own uniqueness?  Kermit did.

"When green is all there is to be, it can make you wonder why. 
But why wonder?  Why wonder?
I am green, and it'll do fine; it's beautiful!
And I think it's what I want to be."

My name is Ardith.  And it'll do fine; it's beautiful.
And I think it's what I want to be.


Laura said...

Your posts make me happy :-)

Kim said...

I love Kermit just the way he is!

neffie said...

I can SO relate to this and just how Kermit got a pep talk, this was mine. Thank you.