A couple was intrigued by watching me paint. She said she paints as well & she showed me a few on her digital camera. They were folk type paintings of scenes of her making perogies in the kitchen with her aunties, and scenes of them sitting around the living room and drinking tea. They were happy, colourful & bright.
Me: “Wow! These are really great! Do you sell your art?”
Her: “No! Who would buy it?”
Me: “Well I think people would! They are delightful.”
She & her husband watched me paint awhile longer. Her husband had a proud look on his face. A mixture of, “ I knew your art was good enough to sell, and also a look of pleasure to see his wife so happy to receive such a compliment about her art.
She said shyly, “Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my art. You made my day!”
There are opportunities all around us to lift and brighten the atmosphere.