Creating Happiness : Just Do It Already!

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Happiness… so many words

While thinking about what to write for my first post in my new blog series – Creating Happiness, I knew I *had* to start each post with a quote. I’ve been posting these happy nuggets for a few years on my blog and various social media channels, like Pinterest. I’m so happy to combine my love of a well-turned phrase with my self-taught Photoshop skills (I’m old school and still use CS2!) into creating these little graphics.  This particular quote by Benjamin Disraeli, which I found on The Positivity Blog, is very appropros for this inaugural post.

I admit, being proactive has not always been one of my fortes when it comes to certain things in my life.

Plagued with a touch of social anxiety and a whole lot of shyness, inaction can be the safe haven where I hunker down. But, when I do take action, even if it is just a small action, I almost always feel better. Dare I say happier for having done it?

It has been exactly five weeks since I announced that I would be writing a blog series.  Yes, it has taken over a month to set pen to paper, so to speak, and write a post. And the simple act of typing this post – hearing the quick taps of the keyboard and feeling the wheels in brain turning – are making me perk up.

I am not going to reinvent the wheel and claim to solve your happiness woes (what an oxymoron!), but I will share my experiences and the stories behind my art.


Things that made me happy this week

Making this:

This song:


 These two:
Doing this:

I hope as you read these posts, you will share what makes you happy with me. I’d love to hear what other happiness seekers are doing.


Would love to hear your comments!