Friday, August 16, 2013

Happiness Comes From Contentment.

On a beautiful evening this week I boiled some water and when I opened my packet of tea it said this…

For some reason, these words seemed so true and wonderful to me.  Happiness really is being content in your life.  I am lucky to be one of those people who feels truly content.  For me, life has the perfect balance of love and adventure.  And, while I dearly miss my friends and family back in Illinois and Michigan, I know that they love the adventures that I am having for myself.  My wanderlust and need to fill my life with adventures is just part of my genetic makeup.

The above picture shows a bit of my contentment with life.  My gardening tools stacked on the side of the house with rain boots and  the flowers that Cody picked and placed in a vase for me.  The little things in life really cause me to feel very inspired and very loved.

Finally, I leave you all with this snapshot.  I took it while walking Specks early one morning.  The sun was rising over the mountains and the whole channel was bathed in color.  The only noise I could hear was the gulls down by the waters edge.  It was a beautiful moment and I was lucky to capture it on my camera.  I hope everyone gets to experience a moment like this throughout their week.

What quote do you find inspirational?
Do you take the time to appreciate the little things in your life? 
What is something "little" that makes your day brighter? 


  1. “Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ~Leonardo da Vinci
    I try to appreciate all the little things in life... Nature and children in particular make me smile! :-)

    1. Nature and children are two of my favorites as well. Both are wonderfully innocent and unspoiled. And, both are an adventure in their own ways ;)


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