“Green strongly influences the heart and helps alleviate tension. Positive qualities associated with green are generosity, humility, and cooperation. Foods of the green vibration are all green fruits and green vegetables.”
― Tae Yun Kim, The First Element: Secrets to Maximizing Your Energy
It is winter here. Winter is not usually associated with green, but, winter in Nicaragua means the beginning of the rainy season. It’s a time for renewal, regrowth, and regeneration. Green is soothing, relaxing, and offers a sense of harmony. In honor of the color green, below are some pictures that represent positive green qualities.
Cooperation: Dustin and Steven helped Ron pull weeds in the garden.
Tranquility: A calm evening on the sweet sea.
Regrowth: I’ve been breaking my back for two years, pulling all the weeds out of our front lawn. Success! The smooth mat of lovely green, green grass.
Renewal: The Red Caladiums completely disappear during the dry season, then the first rain they shoot out of the ground displaying gorgeous white flowers.
Green offers a sense of self-control: I waited patiently to get a shot of the hummingbird that comes to our feeder everyday.
Refreshing: The fern has a natural balance of cool and warm ( green and blue) undertones.
Soothing: And of course, the lovely green eyes of Queenie and Black Jack.
Worldly Green Facts
1. In Aztec culture, green was considered to be royal because it was the color of the quetzal plumes used by the Aztec chieftains.
2. In China, jade stones represent virtue and beauty.
3. In Portugal, green is the color of hope because of its associations with spring.
4. In the highlands of Scotland, people used to wear green as a mark of honor.
5. Bright green is the color of the astrological sign “Cancer.”
6. The green belt in Judo symbolizes green trees. Just as a green tree is the tallest living thing, so should our own pursuit of knowledge be, aiming high and keeping the goal of our achievement (top of the trees) in high esteem.
7. Green was the favorite color of George Washington, the first President of the United States.
Go Green! I end with Kermit the Frog: Bein’ Green