Happiness. It's a powerful thing isn't it? We crave it, pursue it, endeavour to make it last once we find it and bemoan its disappearance when it slips away.
I recently came across this quote and it struck me.
“When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.”
― John Lennon
Happiness is the goal. The motivator and inspiration for all my choices and actions. At times it seems fleeting or even unattainable but it's often only a choice away.
Today I have chosen to do what makes me happy - creating this image and sharing it and my thoughts with you.
What choice could you make today to bring more happiness into your life? Why not make it?
INSPIRATION THIS WEEK:
Marc and Angel Hack Life
I would imagine like me you have already seen some of the inspirational blog posts from this husband/wife team float through your social media stream. Their recent post A Simple Thing You Can Do Today that Will Make You Happier dovetailed nicely with where I was heading with this post. Isn't synchronicity wonderful?
I love this challenge. Love it. But will I DO it? Now that is the question. How about you? Let me know if you decide to in the comments below.
Black and White
Many photographers have been taking part of the "5 day black and white photo challenge" online. My google+ stream has been full of stunning black and white work. I love colour but have been inspired to try my hand at the black and white thing for these last two posts. Here are a few resources if you are looking to try your own hand at it:
Darren Rowse - Key Ingredients For Black and White Images at Digital Photography School gives some basics on what to think about.
Varina Patel - Getting It Right: Black and White at Visual Wilderness gives some advanced techniques to enhance your work in the digital darkroom.
Elle Bruce - B&W Photo Inspiration Board at Pinterest. Yes I have been making a collection of black and white images I have found particularly inspiring.