“Some of us get dipped in flat, some in satin, some in gloss….” He turned to me. “But every once in a while, you find someone who’s iridescent, and when you do, nothing will ever compare.” ~Wendelin Van Draanen …
Paint is actually quite powerful. I have seen numerous studies that talk about how the colors can affect our mood and attitude in life. And what about the sheen? I know that the glossy paints are much easier to clean than flat paints, but I have never really thought about how this might play into our mood. Well what if we were to look at our attitudes in life, as Wendelin mentions here, the same way we look at paint. What color and sheen would I be? How would others see me?
The message being conveyed here is that life is wondrous and beautiful when we are able to have authentic enthusiasm. When we are able to find and keep a constant sense of gratitude and enjoyment in life, happiness surrounds us, and we become an “iridescent paint” in the lives of those around us.
What brings you happiness? Fill your life with it! What makes you feel content? Spend your time doing these things! What things are you working hard to accomplish? Put enthusiasm into your efforts and you will achieve them. When you begin to open your eyes to the world around you, you will find that your life is colored in the paints that you choose to use, and your attitude is really a reflection of those paints.
Keep a healthy level of enthusiasm daily.
Questions to consider:
What kind of paint are you today?
What are some things you are truly enthusiastic about? How much of your time is spent on these things?
How can we bring more enthusiasm into the things we love doing? How can we bring more into things we do not enjoy doing?
For further thought:
“One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful. We let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to His goodness it becomes a routine.” ~Joel Osteen