Rainbows are a symbol of hope and beauty in our world. They represent the promise of a brighter tomorrow, even amid dark and stormy days. But what happens when we can't see the rainbow? What happens when life's challenges and struggles make finding beauty and hope in our surroundings difficult?
Enter the art of "painting a rainbow." This is the practice of intentionally seeking out and creating beauty in unexpected places, even when it seems like everything around us is bleak.
One way to paint a rainbow is through art. This can take many forms, from painting and drawing to photography and sculpture. By creating something beautiful, we not only brighten our spirits but also bring joy to others who may be struggling.
But art is just one way to paint a rainbow. We can also find beauty in nature, the kindness of strangers, a good book, or a favourite song. It's about taking the time to notice the small things that make life worth living, even when it feels like everything is falling apart.
Another way to paint a rainbow is through acts of service. By helping others, we not only make a difference in their lives but also find meaning and purpose in our own. Whether it's volunteering at a local charity or simply offering a kind word to a friend in need, we can all make a difference in the world around us.
Of course, there will still be days when the rainbow seems elusive. But by practising the art of painting a rainbow, we can train our minds to focus on the positive and find beauty even in the most unexpected places. And who knows? One day we'll be the ones painting rainbows for others to see.
I came across this cute little poem about Rainbows, and thought I should share it with you.
Rainbows have always held a fascination for artists, in fact anyone and everyone who has even an ounce of romanticism and optimism in them! The pot of gold we all know is a fairy tale but the beauty of the vibrant hues of a rainbow that signals the end of the rain is always a welcoming and beautiful sight.
I'll Paint You A Rainbow - a Poem by Grace E. Easley
I'll paint you a rainbow to hang on the wall,
to brighten your heart when the Gray shadows fall.
On a canvas of joy outlasting the years,
with a soft brush of sweetness to dry all your tears.
I'll paint you a rainbow with colours of smiles
That glow with sincerity over the miles.
On a palette of words I will tenderly blend
Tones into treasures of sunlight and wind.
I'll paint you a rainbow that reaches so wide,
Your sights and your sorrows will vanish inside,
And deep in the centre of each different hue,
A memory fashioned especially for you.
So lift up your eyes, for suspended above,
A rainbow designed by the fingers of love
Posted: Friday 4 June 2010