Life is like a watercolor.
The process of painting a watercolor is like living. How?
Gather our materials. Pencil, eraser, paper, paintbrushes, glass or jar of water, palette, watercolor paint, scratch paper and tissue paper. In life: We are equipped with these “materials” to make the kind of “watercolor painting” or life we want.
Sketch our picture. Maybe even recreate our inspirational source such as a photo of a sunset. Use our pencils to draw with the end result in mind. In life: Here, we make plans, execute them, erase mistakes. We sketch out goals that are significant to the end result, which is the life we desire.
Mix your desired colors. Try them out on the scratch paper. Do they look like what you had in mind? Is it the same color as the source you’re replicating? In life: Are your everyday goals and activities aligned with the picture of your outcome?
Apply the colors on paper. See the colors come together. Do they work according to your taste? In life: So, now you’re living, that is, “painting”, a life. Do the details satisfy you? Do the desired “colors” look good together? If not, and if the paint is still wet, you can blot it out with the tissue paper. That means, you can still make changes. Each new day is a chance to start a change for the better.
When the painting is done, look at it. Criticize it. Be as objective as possible. Does the outcome please you? What would you do differently? In life: Have you achieved your dreams? Does the life you are living fill you with joy and peace? 🙂
How about you? To what process do you liken life?