I'd like to start a new mini-series of random posts, in which I post a piece of art and share my thoughts about it/why I like it.
Art is such an important medium in your life as long as you aren't blind -- and I don't think anyone who visits this blog is blind. ;)
Art affects our opinion of things, what we like and don't like, and much more.
A good piece of art can inspire us to better things -- a bad piece of art can drag us down, tempting us to give in to "the world, the flesh, and the devil."
The advertisers know this -- they willingly spend gobs of money on photographers and models and airbrush artists to try to get us to buy their product or do what they wants us to do.
That said, here's my first piece of art!
What is said by the image you see above?
It isn't always the easiest thing (is that an understatement?) to "put a cheerful face on" and determinedly have fun despite a change in plans, a mini-disaster, etc. But in this picture, that's what these parents have done. Their plan for a perfect, sunny picnic has been quite drowned by a deluge of rain -- and yet they have set the tone of fun with their cheerfulness, coming up with a creative (and fun-looking!) solution to salvage the day.
When situations like this come up, do we make the best of them? Are we the "energy-giver," giving energy to others, or are we the "energy-taker," sapping others' energy and enthusiasm by our lackluster response? Maybe next time we come across a not-what-we'd-expected situation, you and I can remember this picture and try to make the best of it, whatever it is! :)
“All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.” (Pr. 15:15)