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It’s Not Easy Being Green

21 Nov

Kermit the Frog once said, “It’s not that easy being green.”

It’s not that easy being green
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

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

But green’s the color of spring
And green can be cool and friendly-like
And green can be big like a mountain
Or important like a river
Or tall like a tree

When green is all there is to be
It could 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

Kermit struggles with being comfortable in his own skin, but in the end he decides that it’s OK to be himself. I love this message that he teaches the young – and the old. I mean, shoot, I’m almost 30 and I still have to remind myself that it’s fine to be different than others. He also talks about how many vital things on this Earth are green, which goes hand-in-hand with what I decided to share for this week’s photo challenge. These pictures are from recent vacations that all had the common color of green in them. Kermit’s realization at the end of his song is dead-on: being true to yourself, or being green, is a beautiful thing!

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