What about Bob?

“I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do.”
―    Bob Ross

Just a couple of weeks ago I had a discussion at work with some coworkers about shows that had an impact on us.  We knew they made an impression on us because we were able quote, reinact, relive, and laugh at what came to our rememberance.  I am from Jim Hensen’s age of Fraggle Rock, Bill Cosby’s Picture Pages, and Bob Ross’ show The Joy of Painting.  Then today when I opened my search engine, there it was, a picture of Bob Ross painting.  Such a small thing, yet for a brief moment in time I remembered when.  I remembered when media was more positive than negative (or perhaps I was too young to notice the negative) and felt a smile touch my lips.  It may sound corny but hey its the truth.

So with that as my motivation, I sought to figure out how in the world Bob Ross and his painting show left such a lasting impression on me.  My conclusion is simply put…he had talent!  Duh, that is pretty obvious, but I am not talking about his painting skills.  His talent was that he merged his skill with a message.  He truly enjoyed what he did and shared it with an infectious enthusiasm.  Speaking for myself it is difficult not to be envious.  I did not know the man personally, but it appeared he had found his calling.

Perhaps you have been fortunate to find your calling in life. Or if you are like many, you are not quite sure what direction you should take.  If you are the latter, take some advice from Bob “talent is just a pursued interest”.  So get cracking (hatching) it is time for a hot pursuit!

Happy Birthday Bob!

P16 is your life…..HATCHED!

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