how to change the world

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“BEE the reason someone smiles today” (Just so everyone understands the ‘bee’ replaces the word ‘be’)

HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD

ok, so maybe not the world, but perhaps your own? i meet strangers every time i go out to shop. i sometimes think (a side effect of being a hermit) how amazing it is to cross paths with someone i do not know…because i have the power to change someone’s mood, just for a second or two. sometimes, that is all it takes.

it is powerful stuff, changing the way someone feels. i tend to be myself (i love being 40, so LIBERATING) now…which means to others, i’m a bit odd & some people find me ridiculous & it makes them smile (out of pity? who cares?! I’m over 40! i have no one, other than my kids, to impress).

which makes me feel as though i’ve used my superpower for good. (i’ve met evil & i can & WILL rise to the occasion. or not) the side effects of changing someone’s day (or minute) makes ME feel GREAT. which is why i do it all the time. another bonus-most people, with whom you’ve crossed paths with more than once, WILL REMEMBER YOU! (like my doctors & nurses)

i had a very crappy morning, due to a cold & crazy fevered dreams…so to get me out of this funk, i stripped this Bee of its color & painted him as a Candy Cane. i used the ‘make up’ settings in PicMonkey. i wanted to give him a bit of depth using shadows & highlights (lipstick & teeth whitener) i will not share with you the time it took to do this (while my house is a mess, beds unmade, leaves on the carpets) because that really isn’t the point.

it was ART therapy. NOW, i am in a much better mood.

Now-be the reason (for the season) someone smiles today, ok?

Here is the original shot of the beeIMG_1527 copy 2

4 thoughts on “how to change the world

  1. I was just thinking today that people always seem grumpier this time of year when it is supposed to be the season to be jolly. Guess I haven’t crossed paths with you. 🙂 Your bees look great!

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