Well, it’s Five Minute Friday (Saturday) time again so it’s time to transfer some thoughts from my mind to characters on a screen. Of course, we liberally follow some rules. First, my fellow writers and I write on a common prompt word — this week GREEN — for five minutes (plus/or minus depending on our inspiration). We write without concern for grammar and spelling and punctuation (although I’m pretty sure we all write that way, then go back after the STOP to clean things up to make them at least readable). Then we link up at Kate’s Heading Home site (http://katemotaung.com/2015/10/15/five-minute-friday-green-day-16/) and share our thoughts. It’s a great place to visit to see so much diversity of thought! And finally, we visit some of our neighbors to offer our take on their post. That’s really where the fun is!
So, let’s get started. The timer is set. GO …
Aqua … Grass … Pea … Emerald … Forest. All shades of green, which happens to be my favorite color.
I don’t know why. I can vividly remember my dad’s 1953 awful (by today’s standards) pea green Plymouth. It’s my first true color association, although I did know my colors, honest.
The car, I think, played into my wanderlust. It was freedom. It was mobility. It was an enlargement of my world. Even at three or four years old.
I participated in a color survey a few years back (https://wisdomfromafather.com/2014/01/16/its-not-easy-being-green/) and chose as my first response color choice the color green. I wouldn’t say I’m locked into the color because I would say I am partial to bright, vivid colors … emerald green … royal blue … cherry red … sun yellow … pure white [as opposed to off white or eggshell] … pitch black [as opposed to shades of gray] … That has to be a psychological study by itself.
Green, of course, is not a primary color. Being a combination of yellow and blue, green encompasses the mental clarity and optimism of yellow with the emotional calm and insight of blue, inspiring hope and a generosity of spirit not available from other colors.
Later in that survey, however, the analysis said if green is your favorite, you have a deep need to belong, to love and be loved and to feel safe and secure. You need acceptance and acknowledgment for the everyday things you do for others — just a “thank you” is sufficient..
And that got me to thinking. That is true, very true … especially in my faith life. And the truth is I do belong … I am loved … I do feel safe and secure. All because of Jesus… STOP
I don’t always blurt it out, but my confidence is in the Lord’s promises. I feel His acceptance — even when I don’t deserve it. I see His acknowledgment every day in the little things in life. That’s His “thank you.”
So, it is so very appropriate to say “Thank You” to Him … right here, right now.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Love is not simply a gift from God; it is, in fact, the fundamental nature of God. God is love. And, like love, He can’t be “figured out.” He must be experienced.