A Merry Heart
The title of this painting has been taken from one of my favorite Scriptures. Proverbs 17:22 tells us "A merry heart does good like medicine..."NKJV How true! Ever notice how just being around a happy person makes you feel better? Our society tends to underestimate the value of pure joy, favoring instead some of the more serious endeavors of life. Things like making money, making a mark, doing important things, changing the world. But God has different priorities. "He has chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise and the weak things to put to shame those who are mighty and the unimportant things to shine beyond the important." That is from 1Corinthians 1:26. Della's Paraphrase. Anyway, there is nothing in all the world with a merrier heart than the humble dog, and few dogs as merry as the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel. They smile when they look at you, they wag all over, not just the tail, but the whole dog, they would move heaven and earth just to make you happy, And yet, they have a certain gentle dignity about their bearing, not a fearful cowering but a joyful celebration of life and love.
As an artist, I consider it my highest calling to bring joy to someone's life. This joyful painting is an 8 x 10 Acrylic on stretched, wrapped canvas. It will be available through Art Helping Animals or Daily Painters beginning on Tuesday of this week.
Be happy, and spread some joy today. It will make you feel better!