Friday, March 30, 2012

Choosing Happiness Now.

Joy delights in Joy. ~William Shakespeare
Wildflowers picked by my daughter.
I am a positive person by nature yet many days, there is an inner wheel in my belly turning with stress, worry, and feelings of overwhelm. Can you relate? This week Motivational Coach Christine Kane wrote, if you choose to be happy Now, everything will change. Begin by smiling and get an instant uplift. 
I made a conscious decision choose happiness this week. No complaining, just letting the joy in. Try it. You will be amazed how things shift. Good things are attracted to you. Begin. Now. Be happy. Experience miracles.

Things that made me happy this week:
My dear friend Anna and I love Ree Drummond - The Pioneer Woman. PW came to town on her cook book tour, yet I was unable to make it due to an emergency vet visit for my dog Buck. Anna surprised  me with a signed copy in my mailbox. The book is incredible for family style cooking that I do daily. I will treasure this and make my family so happy too.
Hanging out with my two youngest on a warm evening outside. We played games on an old fence and danced to songs on my iPod: Fireflies and some Black Eyed Peas.

I love this book! Steal Like an Artist - 10 things nobody told you about being creative. It was a great small but mighty $6 book. It's surprisingly amazing filled with great tidbits to spark your creativity. Kleon writes, The manifesto is this: Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use - do the work you want to see done. 
And finally, I am almost finished with a painting I started with Flora Bowley's class Bloom True. This painting has gone through many changes filling me with crazy emotions and finally abundant happiness. I will share it with you in the next post. My little guy asked me if he could put it in his room. Ahh.
Thank you for reading.
Wishing you peace and joy,
Beautiful view out my window.


  1. I can feel your bliss as I am reading. Thanks for adding a lift to my day.

  2. Me too... love this! Have a lovely weekend!

  3. I've loved this post Kathy Anne. It really gave me goose bumps. Especially the hanging out by an old fence on a warm evening, just having fun. I used to do that as a kid and haven't done it for a good while. Need to do that this summer! Thank you for joining in with FTOF! Em x

  4. Wow what a view!!! Sounds like you have had tons to be blissful about, hope your dog is alright and glad you had the magic of playing with your kids, how cool!

  5. What a beautiful view, how inspiring that must be and a great place for your kids to enjoy. I also have been following Christine Kane, just love her!! Have you taken any of her workshops, I think that would be amazing. And your link to the book sounds super, what a chock full of fun stuff post!!

  6. Love, love, LOVE your focus
    and perspective;
    just wallowing in your bliss:)

  7. Such a lovely, lovely post. I saw that book at the bookstore yesterday and was intrigued but didn't pick it up. Thanks for writing about I'm really intrigued! Your view is amazing, oh the creations it must inspire! I hope this week is just as full of bliss and happiness!