Friday, July 8, 2011

Stay (Grateful)

Gratitude- 10" x 13" Acrylic

In today's world we are subjected to a constant barrage of negative messages from the media. They will tell you that you can never be rich, cool, pretty or fit enough. That unless you have this new thing or that, you are a loser. That money is easy if you have credit or at least something that you can double up a loan on. Couple that with the "if it bleeds it leads" mentality on all the newscasts and it's easy to lose sight of what's good in life. Today, thank someone for something nice they did for you. Do something nice for someone else. This afternoon,  someone held the bank door open for me after I arrived one minute past closing. The bank folks probably didn't appreciate the fact that I then held the door open for a lady who arrived two minutes after I did. Oh well. It felt good and I took it one step further by buying two twenty-five cent cups of lemonade from some kids on the side of the road. Go ahead and try it. I promise you will feel better and tomorrow will be happier and more productive.  I did this painting for a magazine article extolling the virtues of being grateful.


Linda Hensley said...

It's a good attitude to live life with. Sometimes I think it's all the little things that make the most difference. Nice painting.

The Art of Kim Kincaid said...

A timely reminder, Greg as well as a lovely painting.