Busy Being Happy wasn’t always the title on this blog. I’ve gone through a few! But this one has stuck around the longest. It came from a phrase that I saw online…and I just fell in love with it. I have issues with the word “busy”. I am pretty sure I have written about this before. But “busy” tends to be a word that we use when we are overwhelmed, or stressed or sometimes when we want to seem important. The fact is – we are all busy. Such is life. Busy, busy, busy. I try to catch myself when someone asks me how I am or how things are going my response is not “Busy”.
So what am I busy doing. I don’t know… a million + 1 things at any given moment. I loved the phrase “busy being happy”, because really isn’t that what we should all be doing? Or at least trying to do. So busy – yes busy, busy, busy. But while I am busy, I try my best to slow down and look for happy too. Because busy being busy is really no fun. But busy being happy…doesn’t that sound much better?
OK so that is how the title of this blog came to be. Now you know. …
One of the things I love being busy (and happy) doing is taking photographs. But you already knew that, right? I have a small collection of photos that I took that just make me happy. I started to add happy sentiments to them and then they made me really happy. I’ve shared some with you here before. But here is a look again:
and Happy Pancakes:
I’ve kinda been collecting these photographs. But not really doing much with them. Or maybe it was more like, not realizing what I have with them. Until recently….when I was scrolling through them and I realized that I have been busy collecting happy. All these photographs + words make me happy. They make me smile. In all the craziness of a full-time working mom with three kids, a husband, a house, a side biz, volunteer work, two blogs, & hobbies I treat like jobs – I slowed down for at least 5 seconds and I captured Happy.
So thus I present to you my Busy Being Happy Project. A collection of photos + words that make me happy. My plans are to keep taking happy photos and adding happy words. And then share these happy photos with you right here on the blog as part of my project.
I have also created a new Busy Being Happy Print Shop where you can purchase 8×10, 11×14 or 16×20 prints of my happy photos. I currently have these five photos in the shop – but they won’t be there for too long. I am going to switch things up and take these photos down and put up new happy photos soon. So if you see a print you like, grab it while you can. I may bring a photo back down the road..I may not. But there will always be five happy photos in my shop.
Today I actually have three new happy photos to share with you.
In fact, I want your help… the photos are all of the same subject but are each a little different. I want you to tell me which one is your favorite and the most popular will be added to my print shop. You can let me know which one you like the best by leaving a comment on this blog post. Are you ready?
Happy Gnome ONE:
Happy Gnome TWO:
or Happy Gnome THREE:
So which one do you like the best. Happy Gnome ONE, TWO or THREE. Vote now by leaving a comment below.
Thanks for being part of my Busy Being Happy Project and check back next week to see which happy gnome got the most votes!