Saturday, January 07, 2012

Words of Wisdom - Happy New Year Edition

How much luckier we are—
and how much more happiness we experience—
if we can fall in love with the life we’re living.
--Adair Lara

"You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one." 
“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed.  I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live - that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.”
-Dan Millman

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

1.  Express gratitude.
2.  Cultivate optimism.
3.  Avoid over-thinking and social comparison.
4.  Practice acts of kindness.
5.   Nurture social relationships.
6.   Develop strategies for coping.
7.   Learn to forgive.
8.   Increase flow experiences.
9.   Savor life’s joys.
10.  Commit to your goals.
11.   Practice spirituality. 
12.  Take care of your body.

 (to read the whole article, click here.) 

 (The photos in this post were all taken in my kitchen with 
my NEW 5Omm 1.8 lens that I got for Christmas!  
Don't the photos all have an abstract feel to them?
And check out the bokeh in some of the shots!  I'm loving it!)

1 comment:

Eric and Jenny said...

You got the 50 mm! I am so happy for you, you will love it so much, I love all the extra light it lets in.

Great pictures and I loved your Christmas post too. Your in laws tree with all the presents under it, what a great pictures Should be in a Christmas magazine or something.....perfect!