"Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." - Abraham Lincoln
Hmm ok so how happy are you ... not at all, a bit, a tiny tiny bit, lots .... The truth is that happiness is not a continuous state of mind is it? Happiness comes, goes, comes back again .... it comes in small bites, big bites, small again ...
Does your happiness entirely depend on others, yourself, a combination of the two?
What do you do when you want to be happy for a few hours? Go for a walk, read, paint, watch a movie, dance, write, meet a friend .....
Last week I've decided to ... take myself for a walk near the sea almost every morning. It was really hard to resist to the glorious sun.
Little did I know that my walk will trigger in me a passion to photograph the sea, the waves, the nature, the birds ..... with my iPhone ... no sophisticated camera.
And when I came back home I was inspired to experiment with superimposing the seascapes upon photographs of some of my paintings. It was such an interesting process that I'm really determined to carry on and create more colourful images, transform them into cards, prints and maybe more.
It all started with ... giving myself permission to be happy ..... to a simple walk by the sea on an October morning!
What are you going to give yourself permission to do today?