Yesterday a friend posted on Facebook: “I am responsible for my own happiness” (thanks Deanna!) It got me to thinking about some photos I took a few weeks ago during my cleaning spree. I ran across some old collage-type poster boards I’d made as part of an assignment. One was to show what inspired me, one to show what I didn’t like and the last to show what made me happy. They’d been tucked around the room in various spots for many years and I finally decided it was time to part with them (actually I disposed of the one showing what I didn’t like shortly after I made it!). Before I tossed them out I decided to take photos of different portions of them to play with in Photoshop. The photos have just been sitting around waiting for me to get inspired, and those words were just what I had been waiting for – I created these two pieces today.
Some days I think happiness is so elusive, especially when the needs and demands of other people seem to overpower my own. But it really is a matter of perspective and attitude and I am trying to remember to be happy no matter what the circumstances. I was even humming a little bit when I was scrubbing the toilets – that’s got to be a victory of some sort! 🙂
Happiness to you,