Painting The Picture of Your Life


Years ago I drew a picture.  It is not my favorite.  In fact, it is one of my least favorite drawings.

Oh sure, there are parts of the artwork that are rather nice but as a whole, it has too many weak areas to ever be considered anything more than a fancy doodle.

But here’s the thing:  My wife really likes the drawing.  There’s something about it that resonates with her artistic senses. I don’t know why.  I can’t explain it. It’s a mystery to me. I’ve tried reason with her.  I’ve tried explain the error of her ways.  I’ve tried to talk her out of it.  But she’s committed to this piece of art.  She won’t part with it.

She finally allowed me to make some changes and attack the work again with more pastels, scratching, pen and ink.  She is willing to give me another shot at making it perfect and I can’t wait to go at it.  I didn’t get it right the first time and am going to “rework” the art.

When was the last time you reworked the art of your life?  When is the last time you made an honest assessment of your work, family, friends, and hobbies?  Are they exactly what you want them to be?  Is your life the masterpiece that you always hoped it would be?  Is it time to rework the picture you’ve painted?