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Friday, June 7, 2013

Life IS Good

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." Anatole France
Put a Paint Job on the World--Look through the Eyes of a Child

I had the pleasure of working with 27 3rd graders on a tile art project that now graces the entrance to the Jackson County Animal Shelter dog kennel. Each painted tile is more bright and cheerful than the last.

I've often been accused of putting a paint job on the world, and enjoying looking through rose-colored glasses--and I'm guilty as charged. So it should come as no great surprise that I enjoy looking into children's art to see the messages within. And the message I see is Life Is Good.

I love the sweet message of Emily Hatfield's painted tile above:
  • Life is simple and straightforward--don't complicate it.
  • Life is uncluttered and unencumbered--keep it simple.
  • Look for the simple pleasures (ahem...a tree to pee on).
  • The sun is always shining--bask in its warmth and enjoy your day.
 When it gets down to it, we are all just kids in big bodies. Don't let your dreams and visions become clouded by adult difficulties. Choose to return to a simpler time.

Life will bring troubles that complicate your life. Yet you can choose that child-like view that life is good and work to simplify and enjoy it--despite your difficulties.

Life IS Good. Enjoy it.

"It came to me that every time I lose a dog; they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog that comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough, all the components of my heart will be dog, and maybe I will become as generous and loving as they are." ~Unknown
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Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Keep looking through those rose-colored glasses! Why would anyone want to go through life dwelling on the bad stuff and missing out on the good?!

Susan J Meyerott, M.S. said...

I'm with you on that, Jean! Love my rose colored glasses! When we have a choice--and we do--we need to find a way to let our lives be guided by the good stuff.