Thursday, September 20, 2012

If you're Happy and you know it....



While I was creating a page in my Art Journal I started to think
How happy am I?  Can you be too Happy?  Isn't that like saying
"Can you be too rich"?   I don't think so...



When I googled the word HAPPY this is what I found.

Happiness- Isn't that the thing we all strive to find and keep?  Nobody is happy all
the time, but some people are definitely more fulfilled than others.  Studies reveal that
happiness has little to do with material goods or high achievement; it boils down to
your outlook on life, and the quality of your relationships.


Growing up my parents were very happy and content people.  I remember my
mom waking us up for school everyday saying "Rise and Shine its a beautiful day"
I used to think she was a crazy lady.  Who wakes up that happy.
Now that I am older I still don't wake up that happy.  I have to have my
 couple cups of coffee before my brain can even start to think happy thoughts.








Here is another page in my Art Journal..



I wasn't going to show this page cause the journaling was
a bit personal.  So I played with it in photoshop so I could share it with you.
So sorry about the blacked out words.


Here is a quote that I just love. I find it to be so true. 
I strive at trying to be my authentic self and I find when I compare my
self to others is when I am never good enough.
There is always going to be someone richer and prettier, more creative,
funnier, etc..   So I try not to compare myself to others.
 Instead I look to others for inspiration.

And there sure is a lot of inspiration out here in blogland.


So if you're happy and you know it shout hooray.. 

Hugs~

55 comments:

Tracy said...

What a well spoken post. There's so much truth in what you said. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Hugs!

Kathy said...

Being in a happy place is a marvelous thing :). Love this post...it makes ME happy too.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Your journal is beautiful!! I loveeeeee the soft pinks and the butterfly!! And your photos always make me happy!!!!

yyam said...

Such a sweet page.
You are right. It all boils down to attitude. It really doesn't take a lot to be happy. :)

Davi said...

Very cool pics. I love your journal page...a Happy page my friend :) So true about comparison and how it steals from us. We were each created our unique and wonderful selves, if only we all could be convinced of that! Hope you are staying cool and have a GREAT weekend :)

Sylvia said...

Love your post and the page you created in your journal. no worries about the journaling! I guess I am like your mom, I wake happy almost every morning, but the words people say sometimes put me in an off mood. I like you though don't really come alive until after 10:00 without coffee as I can't drink it! It was easier to be joyous in Colorado because I woke up to magnificent beautiful from all directions, so it did not matter what the "yard" looked like. I had a hard time adjusting to small yards and old wood fences surrounding me. I saw a small hummingbird here this morning, so tiny, with a bright green color. that and the butterflies and flowers are the joys I have now! Everyone has some goodness and some talent, sometimes it is just hidden. Blog friends are the best! Hugs, my friend!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Hooray!!!!! Such beautiful post, lovely photos and awesome journal page!!!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Hooray!!. I'm happy just reading your post today :). So uplifting, the HAPPY messages and the gorgeous photos. What plant is those, cactus? Dandelions?. Beautiful :). Your journal pages are so sweet!. TFS with us a little happiness :).

craftattack said...

Lovely and inspiring post - photos, text and journal pages! Hugs, Valerie

Justine said...

I agree, a great post and I love your photographs

Tammy said...

Well said. And lovely journaling -- I never compare myself to anyone. No one's life is perfect. The best I can do is be me and give thanks for all that I have at this very moment. wishing you a wonderful weekend. Tammy

It's me said...

I am happy darling..every day i do my best more and more to be happy...love Ria...xxx...

Ros Crawford said...

What a lovely post ... I'm happy that you are happy ... and I love your page ..

Lynnda said...

Lovely photos.... and love your journal page.... beautiful my friend... hope you will have a great and wonderful weekend...my friend... hugs...xoxo

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, I knew there was a darn good reason I visited you so often LOL You have a wonderful take on life and you very generously share it around Hurraahhh!! I love your page, it's inspirational! TFS Have a great weekend, hugs Gay x

Danielle said...

Very beautiful journal page...thanks for the inspiration. I wonder about happiness...I know I am content but if I am honest...I wonder if I am happy...hmmm...something to journal about ;)

JeanFB said...

What a beautiful post, my dear. I have missed visiting, and I mustn't let daily chores interfere with that, because seeing your blog makes me happy! I love your gorgeous journal page and photography. You always inspire me with your art and your outlook. Another thought on happiness, from today's (Friday) Quote of the Day: "Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness." Take care!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Well, I can definitely say that you inspire me and always give me something to think about. That last part about comparison I've read/heard many times, but the way you said it struck a chord in me. Thank you and hope you have a beautiful day! Love your new art page; blacked out words and all. :)

unikorna said...

I read somewhere that being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect, but it means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. Kisses Linda.

Becca said...

What a happy post! Beautiful thoughts and beautiful journal page. Have a lovely weekend!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, my, I am definitely happy now. Have a great weekend.

Audrey Pettit said...

Love this post and love your journal page, Linda! Happiness is a fabulous notion to contemplate. I'm like the line that said I need a couple of cups of coffee in the morning before I can even begin to think happy thoughts. ;)

Deanna said...

Lovely post, Linda. And I so agree about the happy, it is definitely an attitude. I really, really try to be happy most of the time, because I know that I have been blessed in many ways. Thanks for your thoughts and I am lovin' your art journal, keep it up.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Beautiful as always- Love the quote- I have been coming back to that a lot. Definitely keeps the sanity.

Anesha said...

Love the quote, strangely it was on my mind today! Great page as well. Enjoy your weekend. :)

ain't for city gals said...

HOORAY!! It just takes so little if people would only realize how lucky they are!..

S. Etole said...

This is such a treasure of a post. As are you.

TexWisGirl said...

bless you, linda. may your happiness continue, always.

Julie said...

Such an inspirational post, you so have a way with words my friend! My Dear Dad used to pull back my curtains in the morning singing "Oh What A Beautiful Morning, Oh What A Beautiful Day, I've Got The Funniest Feeling, Everything's Going My Way!" How that memory makes me smile. Thanks Linda.xxx

Catherine said...

I usually wake up happy. I am thinking I won't wake up happy on Monday though as I have to go back to work from holidays that day. Oh you lucky retired gal you!

Beautiful art journal page my friend!

xo Catherine

Pieces of Sunshine said...

You have some great quotes there, lots of truth. My husband is not a morning person....but I am. Love your dandelion photo!

Nancy Claeys said...

I strive for content -- and reserve happy for those special times when contentedness spills over. Lovely post, Linda. Well said.

cnelson said...

What a FABULOUS post! I'm feeling that way myself. When I woke up this morning I couldn't help but thinking..."my cup runneth over". So here is my shouth HOORAY! Your art journal is truly beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing happy thoughts! It's so true that we do not need to be successful and rich to be happy. Being content is the more important thing in this stage of my life! Love your gorgeous photos, Linda! You art journal is so beautiful!Happy hugs to you!

Lisa Gordon said...

I LOVE your art journal, Linda, and what a wonderful post this is.

I hope you are having a "happy" weekend, my friend.
xo.

Abi said...

There's a lot of truth in this post, I do believe it's your outlook & attitude to life that makes you a happy person. Your page is wonderful x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful journal page Linda! Love the beautiful pink butterfly and uplifting sentiments! Thanks for brightening my day :) Hope you enjoy the weekend!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

HOORAY! I am HAPPY....and I know it! And I love your journal pages. I really need to work on making my journal more artistic....I know I've said that before! This is a great post! Hugs!

Buttons said...

Hooray I love this post. I dropped over from "aintnocitygirl" I am so glad I did this is a very nice post. True words. I remember my Mom always singing and being happy she still is at 84. I am lucky I am happy most times but if I get down I do find inspiring happy people in blogland that is true:)
Love your journal. B

Jane Wetzel said...

Hi lovely Linda- what a GREAT post! AND WOWZERS girl- I LOVE your page- everything about it is beautiful!

Kamana said...

this is beautiful, as always.

Deb Hickman said...

Wonderful journal page !!!!! Never a true word spoken, I wish their was more people in this world with your attitude. Have a good Sunday. Deb xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hooray! :) Lovely post, lovely words, lovely art journaling page. I always find quiet inspiration here, from you. Thank you!

Cathy H. said...

A very lovely post that I really needed right now! Love your journal!

Robyn said...

Linda,
Excellent post! Love your thoughts about happiness, they are so heartfelt and honest. Neat pictures and edits.

Thank You for dropping in at my blog and leaving a comment.

Patrice said...

Beautifully done!

Michelle said...

I love your art journal and I'm so happy that you have such a wonderful outlook on life. Hooray!!! :)

Diana Evans said...

love your photos and your art journal!!!!

JansArtyJunk said...

Hooray!!!!!Lovely post Linda. I really try to be happy/content most of the time...and it's true material goods can't buy happiness...I find that the simple things in life usually put a smile on my face!!...and a smile is infectious!!...Lovely page..yes there is a lot of beautiful inspiration out there in blogland ...including your talented inspiring blog posts my friend!! Jan x

Liz said...

Wonderful post and I love those first two shots!!

June Houck said...

Oooo, that dandelion! Did you make a wish?

Gorgeous art journal page; love the pink and the butterfly :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a great post Linda and very thought provoking. Happiness is truly a state of mind.
Hooray- Some of the time. :0)

Your journal is Beautiful my friend.
hugs Lynn

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Linda,
Very wonderful shots. Great to see the beautiful transition in sharpness.
You made a great page in your Art Journal, wonderful!! This is enjoyment.

Hugs, Marco

Simone said...

Linda I'd be happy too if I had created such a gorgeous art journal. So important to rejoice in the little joys of life, its all about enjoying the journey!

LindaBrun said...

Hi Linda. Great AJ page and fab. photos. I'm happy and I know it :-) Hope your picture has arrived.