Happiness. Can that word really be defined? What makes me happy wouldn't necessarily make you happy. I can look back and recall the times that I was really happy and I can also look back and remember the times that I wasn't. But basically overall, I consider myself a happy person. Little things make me happy, I don't have to have the big-blow-up kind. Maybe aging has taught me what is important in my world of happiness, but I also think that photography has brought me a new level of happiness.
Yesterday evening as I looked out the front window I saw my little neighbor, Aaron and his Dad walking, Aaron pushing his little lawn-mower and Dad walking beside him. I grabbed my camera and rushed out first asking permission to photograph Aaron and then snap away I did. He is such a cutie and as you can see was willing to smile for me after a little get-to-know-you time. What made Aaron happy was pushing his lawn mower, seeing and pointing to the airplanes in the sky, and checking out my toenails with bright red polish. The little things. What made me happy was being able to photograph Aaron and the delight I found in his smile and the dazzle in his eyes.
Last week at Beyond Layers, Kim encouraged us to create a color palette. I have been doing this with The Coffee Shop Blog's Palette template for awhile, but Kim instructed us on how to create our own. Easy Peasy... Linking to Kim's Beyond Layers Rebecca at The Simple Things and Rosie at Leaves in Bloom.
"Chose to be happy. It is a way of being wise." ~ Colette
Until next time