Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happiness



'Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.'   -  Abraham Lincoln

'Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.  It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.'  -  Gerard Way

'Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.  I can choose which it shall be.  Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet.  I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.'  -  Groucho Marx


Happiness is...
Laughing... laughing so hard tears are running down my face.
Time spent with family.
A smile.
Holding hands.
A walk with a friend.
Exploring a new place.
Taking pictures.
Finding a pair of jeans that fit.
A good book enjoyed in the quiet of the early morning.
Kind words that were unexpected.
Flowers that brighten a room.
Tiramisu.
My daughter's parakeet running around the house tweeting.
Walking barefoot, feeling the ground beneath my feet.
Knowing warmer weather will be here soon...



I am going to be away from my computer for a little while enjoying some family time.  I will be back soon...

Today I am joining Texture Tuesday.  I used Kim Klassen's preset chocolate and her texture waterfront7_magic on both my images. 

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great day!
Michelle

Kim Klassen dot com

16 comments:

  1. These thoughts on happiness are wonderful! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your family time. Time away from the computer is always good.

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  2. What wonderful photos...beautifully composed and edited!

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  3. Love your quotes, photos and thoughts. Enjoy your family time!

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  4. Just fabulous texture, light, and shadows! Enjoy your time away from the computer.

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  5. Wow, Michelle this one is stunning too. I'm thinking a wall feature of these prints would be fantastic.

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  6. Love those quotes about happiness, Michelle !
    Gorgeous photos ... the chocolate preset gives such nice tones
    and I love how you captured the hydrangea flower !
    Have a wonderful time with your family,
    Sylvia

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  7. Oh yeah…… "happiness is……. Love your composition and your writing too.

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  8. Love your words and your photos....I hope your time away from the computer is happy and peaceful....

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  9. Beautiful. Love the actual texture of the vase.

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  10. Love your happiness mantra. Enjoy your time away.

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  11. You rock the still life work. Good for you to get away for a while. We are too, off to Marquette in the morning for a lovely weekend visit with Mallory.

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  12. I love this post Michelle, your photos and favorites things are perfect :) Enjoy your your precious family time x

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  13. I do like your version of happiness, Michelle. It's rich and wholesome. Lovely images, and a very wise message. Life is what we make it; and each and every one of us has the choice to make the most of it. All the best and enjoy your special time with your family, Bonny

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  14. I just love this post...really. And the photos are to die for. Really lovin' the dark back ground.

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  15. What a lovely post, Michelle, a sweet happiness mantra and gorgeous photos. Have a lovely family time. :)

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