Sunday, March 17, 2019

Barbara Muir and 10 Reasons to Be Happy!

I subscribe to Barbara Muir's newsletter/blog.  I can't remember how I found her.  She is a delightful, upbeat person.  You can check out her painting and writing here /
Yesterday, she posted 10 reasons to be happy.  It made me think about things I'm happy about.

1.  I can see Georgie learning and it's a thrill to watch him.

2.  I'm almost finished with my drawing for a full sheet watercolor and I already did a test run in my watercolor notebook.

3.  The cats are sitting by me purring.

4.  My mom, my friend Lori, Jim and I are going to see Lena Prima at the Smith Center Thursday night.

5. Following Barbara and her husband's lead, Jim and I just went for a walk with Georgie.  It's 74 degrees and sunny.  What's not to be happy about?

6.  Jim and I enjoy talking and walking and just spending time together.

7.  My sisters and I think it's hilarious that Jim is Mom's favorite child.  He's also our stepmother's favorite:)

8.  I'm going to have lunch with Lori, the horse rescuer, tomorrow.

9.  I cleaned half of the house yesterday, so tomorrow will be a breeze.

10.  I found another artist whose work I fell in love with


Chris Lally said...

What a great post, Candy! You have lots to be happy about :)
Hats off to Barbara for the reminder. Thanks for her link, and thanks for sharing Marcia Burtt's link - love them both!

I feel happier already :)

Candy said...

Hi, Chris! I'm glad to hear they have the same effect on you. What a gift to be so upbeat and spread the happiness around! I've been following Barbara for a while now and she's ALWAYS like that.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Candy - loved reading about the 10 reasons to be happy. Such a great list. Thank you too for the links. Barbara Muir and Marcia Burtt both look like great artists. Hope you are having a delightful day and finding 10 more things that will make you happy. God Bless!

Candy said...

Hi, Debbie! Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!

RH Carpenter said...

It's good to be reminded that being happy takes effort (not really work, but some focus and effort to go in that direction instead of another) and we can do it easily if we put our minds to it. Thanks for sharing!!

Candy said...

Hi, Rhonda! Thank you for stopping by! You are exactly right - focus and effort. I'm coming over to your blog to see what you're up to.

padmaja said...

You too made me happy as well by sharing the wonderful things that make you happy!! Thanks for the link!! Amazing works.

Candy said...

Hi, Padmaja! It's so good to hear from you! I'm delighted to share the happiness! I hope you're having a fabulous day!

Natalia said...

Great post, I like to think about things that made me happy everyday, even the smallest details☺

Candy said...

Thank you, Natalia! I'm coming over to visit your blog.