“Hurry Seyi…” That’s my husband hastening me up one morning while I was dressing up for work. So in a bid to do as asked, as fast I could, I donned a lemon shade of green blouse with a leaf green flat foot wear, as I picked my earrings and bangle…I was a little hesitant because I was donning different shades of green which is not the usual mode in vogue….and then it dawned on me that life is green.

Since the colour ‘green’ symbolizes life, its shades too may symbolize some things….say seasons, levels, grades, phases or times of life. My focus is not on the meaning on the different kinds of green; my focus is on the different stages of life that we are and what we do per time. It is also pertinent that we do a little exploration on what the colour ‘green’ symbolizes and also exhibit some shades of the colour. Let’s go take a peep … …

GREEN is balance and harmony. GREEN is hope – anticipation of things to come. GREEN is growth, relief, renewal, rebirth, restoration. GREEN is prosperity and abundance. GREEN is nurture, fertility. GREEN in shades – Pale, Emerald, Jade, Lime, Dark, Aqua, Olive, Grass, Yellow … … …

We are here today, tomorrow we aspire to be there, we get there and then, aspire again to be elsewhere. Life is in phases and men are in sizes. All shades of green symbolize the different states of man’s feelings, attitudes and emotions. They also symbolize the different stages of life we find ourselves. Some shades of green connote positive energy while some, negative energy.

Importantly, green is all about balance in life. Have I asked you where you are in life or better still what stage of life you are in? Are you abound or abase? Are you comfortable or struggling, happy or sad, wealthy or poor…Are you climbing, in between goals, amidst survival…whatever state of life you are right now, I just need you to know and believe that you are on your way to your ‘there’. Nothing or no one can stop you. Only if you embrace a functional relationship with God and replace the word GREEN with LIFE while you ponder on this few lines below:

Green is God …
He makes me lie down in green pastures…. He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul. He guides me in the path of righteousness for His name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me…

There is no GREEN without God. His complexion is Green … (Lol) *winking*
Have a GREEN life, Have a GOOD one!


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