I used to watch this show whenever I had the chance when I was a young child, and it would always relax me. The soft voice...the "Dab..dab...dab" and the "happy trees....they are happy" would relax my mood and make ME happy. Not to mention the very amazing works of art Bob Ross would create, I found amazing that if people put their minds to it, we could all have those wonderful works of art in our homes. Bob Ross was amazing with what he could do with a brush and some paint....in just 30 minutes. The Joy of Painting was a very good show, however since I was born just seven years before it went off air, I did not have the chance to watch it as much as I would have liked.