Painting, however boring, tedious, and all together useless it may be, is a great activity. It is like taking a bath, sm0king a cigar by yourself, or any other activity that leaves you with only your own thoughts. All you do is sit and think and not about the painting (at least that is the hope). Today, while painting, I was able to remenisce on how hard it is to turn the other cheek or return harsh words with kindness. It is all to easy to snap back at someone, even ones you care for. The reality of the matter is that it usually isn't even you that the person is really "snapping" at in the first place. Something my mom always use to say really struck true to me. "What goes in is what comes out". Now not to say that meaness goes in, but if as christians we aren't carefull then some might sneak in on its own. Just a reminder to me the constant need to stay grounded in the word and prayer. Well, that's all folks.