Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I'm one of those people who is very excited about life. I love meeting people, seeing new places, and discovering new things. Some people call it a zest for life. I call it passion. I am passionate about many things...about the nature that God has created...about a stunning dress, draped perfectly over a mannequin in a window display. To me, all beauty is a reflection of God's gifts—gifts that he has given us to enjoy. And on that note, I admit, I do enjoy much!
Blogging is a very healthy way to deal with the things you are passionate about—to share with others the joys and great finds that you enjoy...I was recently tagged by the beautiful (inside & out) Eve, of Absolutely Ladylike, to come up with 6 things that make me happy. Challenging? Oh yes. However, I love a good challenge, and have dug deep to come up with some specific things that make me happy, to share with you.
No.1 Surrounding Myself with Beautiful Things.
I feel most inspired when I'm working around beautifully designed objects. (Though, they don't have to cost a fortune) From simple closet organizers, to a fresh bouquet of flowers to my Mac, I work and feel my best when I'm surrounded by things I like and appreciate— things that inspire my imagination and jump start my thinking.
Hundreds of years old stone in France, beautiful, worn wood, a soft dress made of silk, or designing with lovely paper. I cannot help my obsession! The feel of a fresh magazine gets me every single time, as well. Did I mention how much I adore ribbon? :)
No.4 A Good Movie or Book.
I love getting ready in the morning, with a movie playing in the background, especially those I am very familiar with, such as "The Devil Wears Prada", "Under the Tuscan Sun", "Chocolat", and "A Good Year". It's a delight! I must have seen them 100 times, but I laugh when I read that a few others have watched these as much as I have—I feel a little better knowing that!
I get lost in books so easily...I love reading a novel, where the story begins to take shape, so much so, I can almost picture the characters and play the scenes out in my mind. Books can be so meaningful and are often very reflective of a certain time in your life...
No.4 Being Surrounded by People.
From sweet dates with the man I love, to reading your blogs, to meeting other creatives, to watching a movie with my family—I love to be surrounded by people who also love life, inspire me, and are enjoyable to be around.
Staying in hotels, exploring new places, seeing new things, tasting new foods, etc. It's such a luxury, and I enjoy the experience so much. I love culture, design, and architecture, so traveling is one of my favorite things to do...especially when it involves France...
No.6 Waking up early.
Not that this happens too often! However, I enjoy the early morning sunshine, so warm...the house so quiet...and coffee, so tasty...it's such a peaceful way to start the day...
I hope you have enjoyed my little list of things that make me happy. I tried to think simply to make things a little easier. I am happy to now pass the task onto 6 ladies, randomly selected, of these lovely blogs, to come up with a list of 6 things that make them happy:
* Fashion Titbits
* Plush Palate
* Simply Seductive
* Paula Grace Designs
* From the Right Bank
* An Interior World
I hope you have fun, ladies! I cannot wait to see your picks!
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