Ode to Bob Ross this Halloween

October 29, 2018

Bob Ross was a beautiful genius.

He made people believe they could





And view the world through an optimistic lens.

I dressed up my dog as Bob this Halloween

and I think he would chuckle at that

because he seemed like the kind of guy

who made time for laughter each and every day.

While the costume is silly

I made it with joy and admiration for the type of person

who seems few and far between these days.

May we all be quicker to quiet our thoughts

and slower to judge the actions of others.

bob ross

The original

CoCo Halloween 2018

The imitator.

This is the third (#3) in a series of 100-word posts I plan to write. My ultimate goal is to create 100 of these posts in no set time frame.

If you’re interested in learning more about Bob Ross, I’d encourage you to watch this documentary. You won’t regret spending the time doing so.

Written by Heidi Woodard

4 responses to Ode to Bob Ross this Halloween


    Nailed it.

    Funny story… I had intended to simply comment, “Nailed it.” I’m typing this on my phone. Before hitting the “post comment” button I realized I had typed “Nailed ot.” So, while complimenting you and your dog for nailing it, I had, in fact, myself, not nailed it.

    “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”
    – Bob

    “There are no mistakes, just hilarious anecdotes.”
    – Shannon


      Hahaha! I honestly think the phrase he coined, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents” is spot-on. How many times in my life have I questioned if I made an error or should have taken a different direction? In the end, when we stop to really think about it, life is short and we should all be happy little trees.


    Love this. All of it. Thank you!