Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Art of Living

I once had a Page-A-Day Calendar that had an inspirational quote for each day. It was the kind of calendar that you put on a desk top and you rip off a page-a-day.  There was one page that I kept that I keep referring to.  I really like the message it gives, and wanted to share it with you.

The art of living is that ability to turn negativity and negative experiences into positive learnings and positive reality.

The "art of living".  What a wonderful way to look at life.  Art - is something that is creative, individual and unique.  Much like our lives and the way we live them.  If we can take the not-so-good things that happen to us and find something positive about it, it will help us make sense of our lives and what happens to us.  I remember in art class I learned that there are "happy accidents".  If you are painting and you make a mistake, often times these mistakes can be cues or starting points to be creative and to make the most of the mistake.

I think that's what life is like.  Life is full of happy accidents, and experiences that we can turn into positive learnings.  We become wiser and more compassionate and are able to help others as we journey through life.  We usually learn something about ourselves, and we are enlightened by these experiences.

To see a listing of Page-A-Day Calendars, go to this link:

Have a great day!

~ Angela Gentile

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