Art comes to each of us in many forms, and today, January 31st, we celebrate the national “Inspire Your Heart With Art Day”. Art, for some of us, means music, for others, it’s paint. Theater, engages many, while the masses are enveloped by film and screen. Poets and writers mix words in harmony, somehow making pages seemingly come to life. However, distracted as a society, we may not always appreciate, or even realize, that which we are perceiving, is actually art; in its purest and most beautiful forms. But alas, "Art" it is!!!
Now the dictionary definition of art is as follows-
As another year passes, on this day, art is recognized once again; as it’s meant to allow each of us a day to ponder the impact that art plays in our everyday lives. However unconscious as it may be, the effects of the arts, reach every aspect of our daily existence in ways we could have never imagined. In addition, we should also take this day to look at the many ways art affects our overall physical health, and more importantly, that of our hearts.
Art is valued and appreciated for many reasons, but perhaps, overlooked for the biggest reason of all. With the enormous varieties of art that have been created throughout time and across the world, we rarely take that time to realize the moments that truly move us, inspire us, or change us for a lifetime.
For many of us, a piece of art may have brought us to tears, or perhaps caused us to burst out in uncontrollable laughter. At some point in all of our lives, a song has nearly broken all our hearts, or possibly, even united, many of our souls.
While there are even others, who see a future of endless dreams, innovation, and inspiration, all coming from the art that surrounds our lives, each and every day.
Because of art, we are able to see our own faults, and more importantly, our amazing possibilities, that each one of us possess; but only when we allow ourselves to experience all that is art.
Art screams at us... "Let our Souls breathe!" Thus, allowing our hearts to beat strong. It imposes its will upon us, and yells, "Experience all of the joys that art can bring to each and every one of our lives!"
So the question is, will you answer its call?
Today could be your start. We ask that each and every one of you find a way to “Inspire Your Heart With Art” today. We encourage everyone to explore the many genres of art that exist. Find your passion, because it's all around us. Simply let go, and allow art to inspire you, move you, and touch you. If you need some more encouragement, and a good place to start, then take advantage of the top 10 ways that art can be observed and appreciated today, and everyday!
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