A reminder that positivity can be a powerful starting point for human connection.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 8/3/2016:
Why is it that we seem to whisper about the things that are going right in our lives and shout about the things that are going wrong? I must be on some sort of positivity kick lately, but I seem overly primed to just how much negativity and criticism there is in this digital realm that we humans have created.
There’s cynicism and judgment and snark and complaints and it’s honestly enough to just make a person go mad.
I don’t know, a part of me thinks that collectively we use negativity as a means of connection. Sharing our miseries and our discomforts feels a lot more socially acceptable sometimes than sharing our big wins or our happy moments. Maybe it’s that we fear in sharing the good stuff that we’ll appear arrogant, or naive, or — in the glossy, filtered, selfie-laden time we live in — we’re afraid the good stuff will come off as fake. I know I feel that way sometimes.
BUT, I really wish we’d start giving more of a voice to the positivity in the world and in our own lives. I’d love to get to a place where I don’t feel WEIRD about saying I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. That I truly do enjoy 95% of my days. I’m painfully aware even as I type this that that kind of positive remark is viewed incredulously. And I wish that weren’t the case.
So I think it’s time we get loud about what is GOOD too. I say we flood social media with gratitude and love and joy found in every mundane moment — because lord knows we’re good at finding something to complain about in every mundane moment — and I can’t wait for the day that this notion doesn’t seem strange or idealistic or annoyingly optimistic. Tonight I’d love to invite you guys to leave a comment with one thing that is going REALLY WELL in your life right now and I give you my solemn promise to receive your comments without judgment or cynicism, only pure delight for you. (I hope everyone else will do the same.) The only way we start to shift the conversation around positivity & change the perception that it’s all doom and gloom is by retraining ourselves that positivity can be an equally powerful grounds for human connection.