What piece of art are you grateful for? Art is so beautiful – whether it’s a painting, a story, a tattoo, a poem – it’s all so wonderful and expressive. Delving into the world of art and fully appreciating a piece of art can bring your spirits high.
It’s hard for me to narrow down all of my favorite art to just one that I’m most grateful for, but I would have to say that it’s the painting The Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh. I’ve had the painting hanging above my bed for as long as I can remember. My room has changed styles, themes, colors, but the one thing that always stays consistent is the painting above my bed. In many ways, it’s been a place of comfort. Art, no matter how old or obscure, will never age. It’s timeless, which is what makes it feel so consistent and comforting. Through the years, I’ve alway treasured the happiness this work of art gave me. It’s weird to think that just looking, or being surrounded by a painting can lift your spirits, but it really does. Because of the comfort and consistency of the painting in my room, I now even feel comfortable and happy if I see it elsewhere – whether it’s a restaurant, or someone else’s home. That place feels like it’s somewhere okay to be.
The same concept can be transferred to, say, a poem. If you have that poem in a book or hand written, it brings the same comfort when you read it in your room. If you read it from a picture on your phone while you’re nervous on a place, it could bring that same comfort.
If you are in a rut, looking at your favorite painting, reading your favorite poem, or watching your favorite movie can be a calming way to feel content.
Today’s tip for positivity is:
Treasure the artsy things
You’ll find comfort in the strangest pieces of art – let it happen.