Monday, March 1, 2010

Day 29 of Happiness.

Well, my little photo project has come to a close and I must admit that I will miss posting a daily photo. 28 days are a long time to think about what makes you happy. Trust me, I had to be creative and really scout out the things in my life that make me smile. I tried my hardest to include intangible things and not just post 28 pictures of my kids being adorable or a plate of French fries from 28 different angles. No, I really put some thought into this little project and discovered a few things about myself in the process. I already knew many of these realizations but it's been so refreshing to have a little reminder.

I discovered that being a woman
brings me happiness.
I've filled my home with girly trinkets
and I love to celebrate my femininity.

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My home makes me happy.
I put alot of energy into injecting it
with color and sweet vintage finds.
I try to make it a bright and cheerful place to live.

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Nature makes me happy.
Overgrown weeds and a tiny rock
collection made it onto my list.
I love to steal moments and notice
the beauty that surrounds me.
I am inspired by the world around me.

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I love my crazy family
that is full of boys.
I admire the innocence of my children.
I celebrate that we love each other
unconditionally,
hug freely,
and experience life to it's fullest together.


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I think that the most important thing that I learned about myself
is the most simple.
On Day 29 I realized what really makes me happy...

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being me.

I've enjoyed this so much that I've decided to make it a weekly post. Every Tuesday I will post a photo of something that makes me happy and I'm going to call it "The Happiness Project". So, be on the look out tomorrow!

You should join in the fun and do it over at your Blog too. We'll take over the Blogsphere with happiness! Be sure to let me know if you post a photo over at your place. I'd love to stop by and admire it!

Scroll on down to see the winner of Freakshow Friday!


20 comments:

Lesley said...

What a fabulous Idea...I think I might just have to join in the fun....

Tracie said...

Making this a weekly thing is a great idea. I have really enjoyed going on this photo journey with you!

Double Wide Mom said...

These pictures and the thoughts are gorgeous!. You have a great eye and I'm glad you're going to continue using your gifts. I'm looking forward to seeing more. Good luck!
-DWM

LisaDay said...

Good for you. Being happy with you is the most important thing of all. Although I do think 28 pictures of french fries would be really funny.

LisaDay

singedwingangel said...

I loved this journey with you and i think I will jump on your bandwagon.. We allneed to be reminded some days of the simple stuff and it power over our lives if we simply pay attenion to it..

Daffy said...

Really, can I just give you a hug? You give me goosebumps....

Oh, and did you give any thought to letting me live with you? I'm a good babysitter and I have a kid of my own.

My husband? Eh....he probably wouldn't mind....

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

You are just so dang NICE. I love this post and the picture at the end!!

Kearsie said...

I feel ashamed that my home isn't filled with many trinkets. We have the occassional candle holder and photo frame but our home is mostly full of things of comfort like books, blankets, stuffed animals (not my choice, btw), and DVDs.

perhaps I should attempt to inject some color into my home.

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

GREAT idea. I loved this project of yours. Looking forward to Tuesdays!

The Only Girl said...

Love the Happiness Project idea!

Erin said...

I've loved your February posts. Makes me kinda sad March started today, but I'm looking forward to the new Tuesday thing!

Lovely post, Leigh.
;-)
And I love the last photo best.

Aleta said...

The Happiness Project - I love it! I'm really bad about doing things on a weekly basis, but I really like this idea :) Might join you every now and again.

What you wrote sounds like poetry and it's perfect with the pictures. Your happiness has made me smile :)

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

you, your home, your boys, all of it = GORGEOUS

Existential Waitress said...

I absolutely loved this project and I love that you're making it a regular feature of your blog. I'm still seriously considering doing it too. It's just such a fantastic idea - and a joyful one at that! I want to be a part of the Happiness Project! :)

Caution said...

I love that idea. Count me in!

Daisygirl said...

That is awesome! I love your decorating style and your pictures are fab!
I wish on a monday I could say I am happy being me but I wish I was how ever is getting a pedicure and a massage somewhere on a beach.
~Jen~

Sarah RDH said...

How awesome! And your pic of yourself is way cute!

The Wifey said...

Leigh!! You're freakin beautiful!!! That alone would make me happy! Ahaha.

June said...

I loved this whole month of your picture posts. You did a beautiful job and your home reflects the warm person that you are.

Kassie said...

I love the happiness project idea!