Grace wants to be a doctor when she grows up. Correction: Grace IS GOING TO BE a doctor when she grows up. We at The Monday Life don’t normally make such bold predictions… aside from the occasional game of Clue…but after hearing Grace name every type of medicine that she was currently taking (most of which we couldn’t even imagine attempting to pronounce, let alone spell), we quickly realized that this child prodigy is destined for greatness. Grace also loves to draw and paint. At home, she can create oil pastel masterpieces that she can hang on the wall and admire every time she walks by. But in the hospital, Grace doesn’t always have access to the materials she needs to turn her temporary room into a Picasso-resembling art gallery. That’s a problem…
So here’s what we’re going to do:
We’re going to provide children’s hospitals with ART. Crayons, colored pencils, markers, drawings, paintings, oil pastels…if you can think of it, it will be there…IN BULK. And research also shows that calm paintings and pictures of nature in hospital rooms can help reduce stress. So we’re going to scour the earth for the calmest, least stressful nature paintings we can find…even if that means taking the Delorean back in time to persuade Pablo Picasso himself to start painting more portraits of nature. After all, they deserve it…they’re the bravest kids on the planet.