Monday, September 10, 2012

Letting Happiness Ignite

Happiness is...

Actually loving the work that you do. Enjoying it. Dreaming about it. Seeing the vision you have come to life. Even if it means sacrificing your social life [and the majority of your sleep.] It's seeing the final product and whole-heartedly loving it :)


Happiness is...

Going to the place where you held your first job for a yummy dinner paid for by a gift card :) It's indulging in that tasty blood orange Italian soda, the lobster ravioli, and chocolate ganache! Oh, and the warm, rosemary bread...


Happiness is...

Watching your sweet kitty rolling around in the sun. Smelling the refreshing September air. And still being glad that she's an indoor cat :)


Happiness is...

Being silly with my niece. Letting her poke me. Dancing together. Giggling. Tummy tickles. 


Happiness is...

Seeing how happy she is with Missy. Hearing her squeal when the cat walks into the room. Remembering what true and simple happiness really is after seeing that.


Happiness is...

Candid family shots that capture those happy moments. Watching fun, kids' YouTube clips and getting your niece to like Zoobilee Zoo :)


Videos full of happiness, dancing, and cookies :)

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While I do love a good hair day or finally finding more chambray tops that I've been looking for [I didn't end up shopping at all this weekend] I know that it's the little moments, the little things, that bring us true happiness. I know that life hands us unhappy moments, rough trials, and unexpected twists - not to make life less enjoyable but to make our true happiness ignite.

After all, it is through the bad times that we are able to appreciate the good. 

My heart has been really full lately. Full of a lot. A lot of things that just need to be sorted out. I'm at one of life's crossroads. There are many things in my past that will be left there and not brought to the future journey. There are also many opportunities that lie ahead - and the time is coming where I'll need to decide which opportunities to take now, which to turn away, and which to save for later. 

As I make those decisions, I'll be sure to keep happiness in mind. I want the happiness in my life to continue to grow and I must make the decisions for myself that will allow that to happen.

12 comments:

The Pink Growl said...

You look so pretty in that pic and I love your phone cover. I'm glad your heart has been full - I hope it stays that way!

Erin said...

There is nothing better than feeling a heart full of happiness :) Glad to hear your life is filling you with joy and little moments of fun :)

Your niece is too cute, I can't wait til' I get to be an Aunt!!

Janee' said...

Happy to see you so happy! It's such a great feeling! I love your happiness is....blog post too. Cute idea. I found the cutest chambray top at Marshall's the other day!

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Kate said...

Is the red and gold necklace the only one left (that looks like that)???

Shayna said...

Happiness is THE best feeling! So glad you are soaking it all up! Loving your new necklaces also!!!

Holly said...

You deserve all those little happy moments! And you're absolutely right! It's those little moments that get you through all the crappy ones :)

Meg {henninglove} said...

wow your dinner sounds amazing!! lucky you and i am so happy to read posts like this, makes my heart happy

Ashley said...

Love all of this happiness here today! I need to get back in to regular blog reading & blogging, in general-- I miss reading posts like these :) You are so talented with your jewelry biz, miss. I love your new stuff so much! Keep being happy... and plan a date with me soon, too!

Laura said...

Your pieces are gorgeous! I need to break down and buy.....umm, all of them!!

Amanda C. said...

Nieces are the best. Just thinking about their sweet faces makes me happy! P.s. I got your button up today. Thanks for swapping.

Mandy@OrangeAutumn said...

Wonderful post! I love all of the pictures. You're right, happiness is the little things and it's a great idea to keep happiness in mind when you're making decisions.

Raquel said...

Oh my goodness your niece is so precious!!