The Bob Ross Marathon Is Just What We Needed to Fight the Boredom
If there was ever a savior to rescue us from the boredom of being stuck in the house these days, it's Bob Ross.
I swear, every time I stumble across an old rerun of The Joy of Painting, I instantly get sucked in, even if it wasn't intentional. The soothing drone of his voice is enough to entice anyone to an episode or two.
That being said, if you're not already sitting down, you might want to find a seat.
In celebration of what would have been Ross's 73rd birthday, the website Twitch.TV is running a marathon of all 403 episodes.
The journey through the world of Ross's art began last Thursday at 5 p.m. and has been running episode after episode.
Growing up and watching Ross paint, I was mesmerized by those unbelievable landscapes, majestic mountains and of course, those noble evergreens that stood tall and proud over glossy lakes and wintry fields.
Most importantly, the way Ross portrayed himself and the positive messages he sent to all his viewers is the change this world needed and still does to this day. His calmness instills the right attitude that we all should be practicing right now. Imagine if the rest of the world thought the way he did?
"Happy mistakes." A teaching from the popular painter that reminds us that nobody is perfect and through those "mistakes," we can all grow and learn. Our lives are an empty canvas that's waiting to be painted and if you just so happen to mess up along the way, adapt and find a way to fix the problem so that you can reach your goal with a smile.