the "happy book" report

joey that brightens all my days and my daily reminder "you do not have to be good"(mary oliver). so appropriate for me at this time.

art journal love letters and an unexpected result! love paper accidents!

mama "the rock star" made it through her surgery with flying colors! yay!

my first 5 km run after over a year of injuries. SO awesome!

I just watched jamie's video over at the next chapter blog. she asked us to think about how this happy book journey has impacted us. for myself it has had a huge impact. I find myself in a negative place or faced with challenges and I give my head a shake and tell myself to stop it. I look for the happy in each moment.

this past week more so than any was full. full of good stuff. full of family visits. full of scary moments and full of risks. I handle these times a lot better than I used to.

I find myself encouraging others to look for the "happy" or to turn that frown upside down. if anything I get a smile out of them. maybe it's a smirk saying "what would you know".

what I do know for sure is that you and only you are the one and only thing standing in the way of your happiness. I would love to hear what made you happy this week so head on over to the blog and share!


gina said...

Your happy report is full of good news! So wonderful that you are feeling capable of handling all your ups and downs. Keep spreading the joy!

Ginny said...

I am so glad your Mama made it through the surgery with flying colors. I know that was an incredibly happy moment. Thank you for all of your notes on my blog each week. I am glad that this adventure has helped us both to see and appreciate all of the happy moments each day. Have a great week.

Kathryn Costa said...

How wonderful to have a full week of happiness. Congratulations on facing those challenges -- triumphs big and small are definitely happy makers. Keep that smiling attitude and your highs will outweigh the lows. Cheers to capturing the happy in each moment.

Lisa @sacred circle said...

I love seeing how this journey has made an impact on your life. Me too! Bravo to you for facing your obstacles head on, while looking for tastes of joy immersed in each one!

Rachel @ Suburban Yogini said...

Glad to hear your mum is doing well.

Thanks for stopping by my blog

Rachel :)