Week 14/52 : Happy thoughts

Something really simple. I was on my way out when I realized I’m already behind on my project, so I snapped this really quickly.

The bubble thing is actually a hair clip that Brinks gave me. I don’t really wear it, but I like seeing it on my dresser because I use it to remind myself that sometimes happiness is simply a state of mind 🙂 Happy thoughts often lead to a happy life – at least according to this article on happy thoughts that I came across the other day. I thought it was interesting how our perceptions can actually have an effect on life’s events 😀  It’s really short so I’ll just paste the whole article below:

Happy thoughts are part of our lives. In an average day it is estimated that we have around 60,000 thoughts. Have you ever wondered how many of these thoughts are happy thoughts?

It is known that happy people think more happy thoughts than unhappy people. If we think happy thoughts… we create happy perceptions… we create a beautiful aura of light around ourselves… which leads us to happy events. And so we create a exciting circle (where we become even happier).

Happy thoughts connect us with the light, confidence and courage to act… to the power to believe. To live our lives according to our hopes and dreams not somebody else´s.

Jealous, angry and fearful thoughts and feelings take us away from our own path… our own purpose. But a straight path doesn´t admit compromises. This negative thoughts strip us of our power and ability to act effectively. If we think fearful thoughts we become afraid and act defensively. This pushes away other people and other possibilities away from us. And so we become lonelier and more afraid.

The route to a happier life is through happy thoughts. Not just because they make you feel better immediately… but because happier thoughts give you a stronger and more stable foundation to your life. You are in control rather than being bounced around by life.

Stay happy guise!

(EZRA) 9/52: Life is like a rainbow. You need both the sun and the rain to make its colors appear.

Ezra wanted a happier self portrait these week 🙂 The dress she’s wearing is actually the same one I wore in one of my old self portraits from 2009. That was the year Ezra graduated college and I bought the dress to wear to her graduation party. We stored it in a box in my mom’s closet after the party and we only took it out again a few weeks ago. Ezra was excited to see it again so she decided to wear it for her self portrait this week.

The butterfly and clouds brushes are from redheadstock.deviantart.com