Tuesday, March 24, 2015


'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.
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!

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

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

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

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

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

  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,

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

  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

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

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