Sunday, October 30, 2011
The Land Is Green
THE LAND IS GREEN
Land is defined in the English dictionary as the solid part of the surface of the earth while green is defined as having positive environmental attributes or objectives.
When the land is green; it symbolizes life, growth and abundance. When the land is green; it signifies health, renewal, and environment. When the land is green; you experience fruitfulness. Several years ago a friend of mine TYBello released a song titled “The land is green.” She started the song saying “The Land is green can’t you see?” Exposure to the statistics of foreigners who fly into our great country Nigeria on a daily basis says to me many locals may not be experiencing the ever green possibilities of Africa’s most populous country-Nigeria.
All of us periodically suffer from the myth of the greener grass. Haven't there been times in your life when you thought things looked better on the other side of the fence? In your drive to succeed, haven't you dreamed of a field with less hardship and more rewards? Maybe in the face of some of your marital struggles you think life would be better if you had a different wife.
Let me take you back to the definition of land “solid part of the surface of the earth” which will remain solid so long as it’s not watered. Green can be defined as “having positive environmental attributes or objectives.” Simply put, solid part of the surface of the earth having positive environmental attributes or objectives.
Several years ago a speaker colleague in America said; research has revealed foreigners succeed better in a nation simply because they arrive without the knowledge of the local challenges seen or experienced by locals who over time have lived in the place, city or nation.
Nigeria, Africa and all the nations of the world have positive environmental attributes or objectives. Seeing the attributes requires some conscious effort. The grass is not greener on the other side; it’s sincerely greener where it is watered.
Will you spend some time consciously looking at the solid surfaces with solid opportunities as several positive environmental attributes abound within Nigeria, Africa and the world? Wherever you are look and see because the land is green.