Happiness Under My Feet

Some time ago I got inspired by the photos on a site for free photo borrowing (a blogging friend of mine, Life is now, shared some links in her post). Well, what I mean by “inspired” is that I saw them and understood that I stand a long long way from them. But I want to be there too.

Still, I am glad that I have learnt the difference between envy and inspiration. They seem to have the same root – a feeling like “I want that too”. The difference is that envy adds “but I can’t”, while inspiration says “I can. I just have to work on it”. There is a great book which helped me realize this, “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron.
So, been inspired by those photos, I decided to give myself a challenge. One photo a day. That must be easy. Of course, it will start with some days with no photos, and some days with plenty. But somewhere it must start.

And I thought of sharing some. Not to see the progress, but just so. To share. Today, as I was going through the recent images, picking some to share, I saw this pic of a book page with a quote: “The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his own feet”. And I realized that a challenge of collecting images of my immediate world is in the vein with the philosophy of growing happiness under my own feet. Start noticing the simple beauty around you – and there is a feeling of gratitude and happiness in the heart.

Wishing you all a nice spot where you can plant and grow your own happiness! 🙂

autumn vibes

a bike getting some sun
the autumn blooms
a window view
quote of the day
geometry of washing up

 

4 thoughts on “Happiness Under My Feet

  1. Lovely post, Marina!!! I definitely do the same, searching for the little beauty that’s in the small things all around us. I really think that looking for these things is a big first step into the journey to find happiness! It makes you a bit more positive, that’s for sure 🙂
    Oh, the tree on the first photo… I would have written a post just about it, hahaha!! With a lot of photos!! 😛 The autumn in the north is so intense, so beautiful!! I hope you’re enjoying the golden season!

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    • Thank you, dear! Glad you liked the tree, it is nice when it changes :))
      Ahh, the philosophy of small things and simple pleasures – I still have so much to learn about it! And the photography definitely helps!
      I do love the northern autumn, it is just lovely 😍

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