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
, for linking to my last week’s contribution when we were this week’s Lens-Artists photo challenge . Means a lot! splashing around Il giardino dei tarocchi
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!
Happiness is a warm dog. In April 2013 I moved to Italy and in June we got this. I look as proud as if I had just given birth. 😀
Happiness is a warm dog off the leash. Doesn’t happen nearly as often as I’d like. Hunters, nature reserve prohibitions, penalties, private roads. This is near us in Maremma.
Happiness is having all my sisters with me (one but fun). 😀
Happiness is seeing mom doing hippie-style Liza Minelli from Cabaret finale. Autumn feast in Caldana.
Happiness is when dad takes you on a trip. Trieste. The girl on the right is NOT on her phone.
Happiness is my view to the left from my laptop. And what it says on the bag from California.
Happiness is splashing about in any kind of water. Even better if it’s as warm. Terme Saturnia.
Happiness is the view of heavens. From the roof.
Happiness is the sea of flowers. Right here.
Happiness is a random find. Erica from Grosseto might not have liked this enough to return to him.
Happiness is seeing your childhood book heroine displayed and celebrated. The book and I are older than that. It was the puppet theatre performance based on the book that was 30 years old.
Happiness is seeing that where you live is where flamingos come to winter. They ought to know. Orbetello lagoon.
Happiness is also this view, no matter how some might feel about snow. Kamnik-Savinja Alps from my parents’ front door in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Happiness is October colour scheme from this same parents’ home.
Happiness is Piran on the coast, in all seasons.
Happiness of particular kind: Pearl Jam in Rome in June, my 10th PJ gig. This and the next photo taken with my phone.
First time VIP tickets though. Amore’s Christmas present. ❤ When I asked him what he wanted the most, he said peace.
Happiness is an Italian doorway (this one is in Orbetello) and taking part in Thursday Doors. Which brings me to…
Happiness is a warm dog who is as happy as you are with your visitors. View from Capalbio. Photo: Norman Frampton
Happiness, our choice. Massa Marittima. Photo: Norman Frampton. Thanks!
For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by
Leya of To See A World in a Grain of Sand…: Happiness is…