making your own weather

My favorite saying has always been "make your own weather" Now! what you choose is up to you. If you are having a good day, you can continue to have a good day or you can let it be screwed up by some unhappy person.

It's like those people that can't understand why they have such negativity in their lives.

1- They think something bad is always going to happen.

2. When something great happens they think it will be followed by something bad.

3. They spend their time around so called friends that are negative because they think it goes with the territory.

These are just some observations that are simply changed by "making your own weather."

On the other hand, there are also examples of people with really great attitudes.

Three or four years ago I trained in the same gym as W.W.E Wrestler Bret Hart. I'm not a star struck sort of guy but I have to admit, I was pretty excited to be able to walk up to him and shake his hand. I had grown up, watching him and his brothers wrestle while making a name for themselves. Bret was still a big guy and was being trained by a body builder friend of mine. He had a stroke years earlier which left him unable to wrestle and limited certain exercises he could do.

Occasionally I would talk to him and I found that besides having some great stories, he had a great attitude about life. He wished he could still wrestle but was thankful for being able to come down to the gym everyday. I think he enjoys his fans but he never lead with his ego. He is just a good, down to earth guy that is happy to be alive.

I definitely have my moments and they always seem to come when I am infused with self importance. The truth is, no body cares what I do, and yet they are susceptible to the weather that follows me around. When you start with a smile in your heart, life opens up and gives you great weather.

Forecasting Rain 30x30, acrylic on canvas

Forecasting Rain; the man holding the umbrella is standing behind a group of musicians that are in the midst of a celebration. He can't see the joy of the moment because his umbrella is blocking his view and he is to worried it will rain.

I created this painting to remind me that while I'm Forecasting Rain there are some amazing things going on in my life, right in front of me.

This painting is one of 3 images in the exhibition, Ode to Music, Pumphouse Theatre,  September 13th – December 15th 2018.

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