|Posted by Stephanie Adams on August 25, 2011 at 1:20 AM|
Do you guys remember Bob Ross?
(Everyone under 20 is going...huh?)
But I'd bet that those 20 and older at least have a vague memory of the loveable TV painter with the 70s Afro hair. His show went off the air years ago, but lives on in reruns. It was while watching one of those reruns the other day that I realized how much good 'ol Bob has to teach us about the world.
Every Bob Ross show starts out the same way: with a blank canvas. By the end of the show, however, he has an entire landscape. Kind of like....life. The nuggets he drops along the way teach us something about life, too. Here's what I've learned from Bob so far:
Iit's not what you do, it's your attitude about it. [Creating a snowdrift] "We don't know which way it goes. We don't really care."
You get to decide what comes in your world, or what doesn't. "Clouds are very, very free." "Decide where your little footy hills live."
Making mistakes is okay. "Let's do a little cabinectomy here." [Bob tended to add cabins in to his scenery, in this case he must have changed his mind!]
Being different is what makes you interesting."People might look at you a bit funny, but it’s okay. Artists are allowed to be a bit different." "People look at me like I’m a little strange, when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That’s ok. Thaaaat’s just ok." [Bob had a habit of carrying squirrels in his pocket and talking to them while he was painting.]
Just have fun with life! "Shwooop. Hehe. You have to make those little noises, or it just doesn’t work."
We're in charge of our own destiny. "We’re gonna make some big decisions in our little world." "Any way you want it to be, that’s just right."
Watching Bob Ross reminds you that you don't have to worry so much. Things will work out. After all, who's in charge of your little world? You are!
What did you learn from Bob Ross? Share with us by commenting below!!