LIFE is a canvas

your CHOICES are your paintbrushes

your EXPERIENCES are your brushstrokes

your parents and mentors give you tools

and society pencils in guidelines

but only YOU can choose whether or not to follow them


WATERCOLOR for the calm

OIL for the storm


good experiences are colorful and bright

yellow for the summers

blue for the winters

orange for family

purple for friends

green for nature

pink for innocent love

red for everlasting love


bad experiences are dim colors

brown for your choices that hurt others

black for the choices that hurt yourself

gray for the choices of others that hurt you


YOUR painting is the story of your life

every painting has a price

when all is said and done

how much will YOURS be worth?


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