We’re pretty big on positivity here at BSO. We like positivity. When the news is too grim and it’s grey outside, I have a few secret weapons I turn to. One of them happens to be the late Bob Ross.
If you’re not familiar with Bob Ross (if you’re younger you may not be), he’s that guy who has a bunch of memes about painting happy trees and mistakes becoming birds. He did over 20 seasons of The Joy of Painting and gave the world his talent, knowledge, and most importantly, his positivity. Most watching him would ask what in the hell he takes to be so calm, but whatever it is, it’s contagious (at least for me). He can make you believe in yourself in 30 minutes. After watching him, you can take over the world (if that was something nice and happy to do of course).
So, here are 20 almighty quotes by Bob Ross that will fill your day with lots of happiness!
1. Anything is possible
In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers.”
2. It’s okay to be weird.
People look at me like I’m a little strange when I go around talking to squirrels and rabbits and stuff. That’s ok. That’s just ok.”
3. You can do anything with practice.
Talent is a pursued interest. Anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do.”
4. It doesn’t take much.
Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.”
5. It’s not all about you, and that’s okay.
Everyone is going to see things differently — and that’s the way it should be.”
6. Keep it simple.
If you do too much, it’s going to lose its effectiveness.”
7. Anything goes anywhere.
We don’t really know where this goes — and I’m not sure we really care.”
8. Happiness is all that matters.
You can do anything here — the only prerequisite is that it makes you happy.”
9. Enjoy what you do.
The only rule is that you should enjoy this.”
10. It’s not hard to change your outlook on things.
All it takes is just a little change of perspective and you begin to see a whole new world.”
11. You’re the driver.
When you do it your way you can go anywhere you choose.”
12. Your happiness is important.
It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy.”
13. Everyone and everything is special.
Don’t forget to make all these little things individuals – all of them special in their own way.”
14. Don’t sweat the big stuff.
Don’t be afraid to make these big decisions. Once you start, they sort of just make themselves.”
15. Sometimes you have to back off.
It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look.”
16. Darkness is just a necessary part of life.
You have to put some dark color in so your light color will show.”
17. Every little moment is special.
When things happen — enjoy them. They’re little gifts.”
18. You’re in charge of your own world.
Paint anything you want on the canvas. Create your own world.”
19. Seriously, you can do anything.
You can do anything your heart can imagine.”
20. Did I mention you can do anything?
Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.”
Featured image “Bob at Easel” by Bob Ross Incorporated via Wikipedia.