Posted by Dr. Judy at 3:26 am
Were you ever cheery as all get out, sunshine shooting out your every pore,
then “WHAM!”? Do you remember Woodstock, cartoon character Charlie
Brown’s sweet-tweet birdie buddy?
It wasn’t Woodstock’s fault. He was full of green positivity and ready to
wing his way to a wonderful St Patrick’s Day jungle perch. But that is
when it happened!
We were looking around the condo wanting to find just the right spot for
our photo op. Did he want to sit in a big colorful green plant? Or was a comfy
green patio chair good enough? I got up from my chair… Then OMG despair!
We both looked down as Woodstock and I moved away from my computer desk.
That’s when spotted him…or maybe it was a her. A green gecko was lying there
just under the pillow I use for my feet. The gecko wasn’t moving, and I knew he/she
was too small for CPR! I had killed it. No more little bugs for that poor little green
soul; all because my size 7N foot squashed his/her little cute tush!
Yes, I felt green remorse. I like the helpful bug-eating geckos. I was glad GEICO
was not around to see my dastardly deed. Woodstock and I bowed our heads in
prayer. And hero Ken came and rescued me. He picked up the poor little critter
and sent him to greener valleys.
Woodstock, with his wit, suggested we should salute GG (Greenie the Gecko; He’s
only been gone a few minutes, but he already earned a nickname. Nice tribute,
Woodie!) We should remember him/her with some St. Paddy’s Day revelry.
Humor IS one of Woodstock’s top strengths.
So in memory of GG, we list some GREEN phrases for you to savor. (After you tip
your hat to GG, of course!) Here are a few green phrases with a positive psychology
application retort! Turn green into strengths’ gold.
~ “Green with envy.” Why not Open-mindedly share the person’s happiness instead?
~ “Green eggs and ham.” Yummy Creativity at it’s tasty best! Share and be Fair to
another hungry soul!
~ “Green as a newbie.” Innocence is Honesty, a great strength. Add Love of
Learning, and watch the newbie soar!
~ “Green apples’ sour.” Everyone winces at a tart situation. What if you
Optimistically made a delicious pie?
~ “Green cash.” What if you Generously shared your good fortune and
surprised someone with a Kindness?
~ “Green, green grass of home.” How can you use Love, Leadership and
Teamwork to add joy to your family’s day?
~ “Green sleeves.” Are you old enough to remember Mr. Greensleeves and
his Zestful, Fun, Industrious projects?
~ “Grass is greener.” Can’t looks be deceiving? What if you were Grateful for
the grass in your own front yard?
See how many green phrases you can generate. What strengths pop up like a
four leaf clover you searched to find? This ain’t no Blarney…May your
St. Patrick’s Day be filled with Irish laughter and twinkling chutzpa!
Don’t forget the green beer!
Is that you I see putting on your green tap dance shoes getting ready to jig?
I loved how you dyed your hair green today!
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