Music and art provide the two most important elements needed to promote lifelong feelings of well-being. These elements are distraction and purpose. Each helps remove us from our day to day worries, our focus on loss or on feelings of isolation. Artistic and musical expression can provide us with a sense of purpose. Whether we're painting a landscape or participating in an art show, listening to a symphony or singing in a choir, art and music are wonderful ways to encourage us to look forward to each day with a positive outlook.