Denis Waitley’s definition of happiness was “Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
This qoute made me think about how I define happiness, what makes my heart feel joy, and my lips curl into a smile. I decided that for me, my overall spirit of joy comes from the little things in my life. The click of the shutter as I do what I am passionate about. The feel of the stick shift as I cruise down highway 101. The crash of waves upon a sandy beach. The way my boyfriend looks at me. The smile that tells me that my family loves me unconditionally. My list goes on and on, but whether its a ray of sun kissing my face or clean sheets to rest my body on, it’s the small positives from every day which add up to be an aura of happiness that fills my soul and my life.
Shooting Blondie (Toni) and Pebble (Bert) in the studio for my studio couple assignment reminded me of how joyful life can be. Watching them giggle and tease and be generally lighthearted inspired me so much the entire shoot. They so genuinely make eachother happy that you can’t help but feel a peace and cheerfulness when you are with them. =)
So here is to two people that share their optimism with the world. And here is to the little things that bring sunshine into my own life. =)