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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Black & White Wednesday....and Happiness....

I get asked a lot, if I'm really this happy all the time....

My answer? Yeah, mostly...

Because I choose to be.

I really believe that the outcome of situations is at least 50% how I react to what's happening. I make a conscious choice to react with a smile on my face, and a positive attitude.

I don't always want to, mind you....
But it came to my realization that, I was spending FAR too much time and energy worrying about things that might happen, and stressing situations and events I have no control over. It dawned on me that if I redirected all this energy to my attitude, it would be time MUCH better spent!

So yes, I am this happy.....I am this grateful....I am this upbeat and cheerful....

and I wouldn't choose to be any other way!

Besides, with these great kiddos around, who wouldn't want to spend they're time seeking out the joy and beauty in the world?


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19 comments:

- Jessi - said...

Great photos! and a nice post, I agree. Why worry about things that might or might not happen, did or didn't happen. Just be content with the way things are :)

Jill - FNA Photography said...

what a beautiful photos and post!

Christine said...

Girl your B&W's rock my world, not to mention your happiness level! So inspiring & refreshing, but i completely agree that attitude determines the outcome of quite a bit in life! Happy Wednesday & thank you for your sweet comment!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for stopping by! Your photos are gorgeous!

Gail said...

What a beautiful post and no truer words I think...

What a beautiful family you have, love your black and whites!

Rosie said...

What wonderful portraits - they look so fantastic in black and white!

collyn23 said...

love them and a great post great photos

Mom of M&Ms said...

Beautiful black and whites... still dying to see that house.. and a long email is coming yoru way, if my kids ever make it back to school.. I moved south and w ehave had to days off due to freezing temps and ice!!!!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Those came out beautifully

Hot Hot JJ said...

I just love these. All of them. Your family is beautiful.

Tiffany said...

great bw photos they kind've have a vintage feel but they are nice and crisp!

Annelie said...

Like the photos AND the post, and THAT´S unusual!

MarieElizabeth said...

Good for you. I work in a job that is not that upbeat, so this year my word(s) are "Be Happy". Accept that some things don't go as plan and enjoy what is happening in the moment. Isn't it fun?!

kbreints said...

Darling kids :) I am with you-- glass half full!!

Freckles & Dimples Photography said...

I think I'm hardwired as a glass half empty person, but have been trying soooo hard to change that mindset! It is a conscious decision and when I feel myself slipping, i remind myself of exactly how lucky & blessed I am, and I can snap out of it.
beautiful kiddos!

justine said...

these portraits are amazing in black and white and I love your post.

Kathleen said...

Your kids are absolutely beautiful!!

Amandalynn said...

Gorgeous shots, every one of those beautiful kids has a stunning smile too!

Tricia said...

These shots are beautiful! You should blow them up and frame them for your pretty new walls. :)
I loved this post, btw. Great attitude.

xo*tricia