Lens-Artists PC: Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice. “Thought is like a little boat upon the sea,” and you are the storm. Don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.

First, thank you to Norm of Thursday Doors fame for the featured photo and one more in today’s gallery. Amore showing his leg cracks me up. I’m glad you got to share in and capture our happiness.

Second, a good earworm to have as you view my happiness selection. I had it on a tape a long time ago and haven’t heard it in a long while. Feels good to hear it again. Donovan will tell you:

Happiness runs in a circular motion
Thought is like a little boat upon the sea
Everybody is a part of everything anyway
You can have everything if you let yourself be

Third, thank you ever so much to Leya, who hosts this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge, for linking to my last week’s contribution when we were splashing around Il giardino dei tarocchi. Means a lot!

And now, here are twenty examples of what happiness is to me. I know that I can’t take photos if I’m not feeling at least a little bit happy, and seeing that I do it almost every day says it all. In fact, this is what I do around here on my blog: share my happiness.  Always welcome!

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Leya of To See A World in a Grain of Sand…: Happiness is…

42 thoughts on “Lens-Artists PC: Happiness is a choice

    1. Hello, Queen Victoria. I guess I must call you by your name now. 😉 Well… speak for yourself! I haven’t seen -20C in life yet! That would not be tolerated for long… But – Santa got arrested, didn’t you hear? Amore just sent me the link hihi.

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      1. Nope ppl still call me Ray 🙂 no problems at all. It’s just a nice pen name.
        Santa got arrested? Mmmm, there’s nothing in “Business Insider” about it :/ 😟🤨😂
        -20 is nothing. I think the highest I experienced: -32C ouch

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  1. A wonderful post, Manja – filled with Happiness to the brim…almost running over! There is no way missing out on your being a happy person – and so good at spreading happiness to people around you. Bestia is really a beauty, and so is the landscape where you live. If I ever come that way, I will knock on your door…

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    1. Thank you, SMSW. Leya called me the happiest person she knows. 🙂 It’s good to hear this even though she’s probably wrong. Not everything is rosy around here, but I like to concentrate on that which is.

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  2. So glad you found a good use for those shots. They bring back fond memories that invoke true feelings of happiness for us too.
    And right about now, compared to our early cold and snow this fall, the warm Tuscan hills would invoke a lot of happiness too 😀

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    1. Oh, Norm, thank you again for these photos, they are an instant happiness boost, I’m glad for you as well. It’s far from cold here but it’s humid and today the sun is on hold. Greetings to Canada! It’s still maple syrup to my yogurt almost daily. 😉


  3. If there was only one word I could use to describe your blog, it would be happy. You clearly fill your space with all the people and things you love every time you post.

    This is a great collection of happy images but I’m most taken with the view from your parent’s home. omg, omg, omg!! I wonder how long I’d have to live there before I was no longer gobsmacked by that view!!

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    1. Oh, Joanne, this is so nice to hear. Thank you so much! ❤ A happy blog for a happy life, no use to pretend otherwise. 😉 There are two photos taken from my parents home, of the mountains in snow and of the garden in October, which one do you mean? The mountains are not nearly as visible all the time and of course some zoom was involved.


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