OK, so today's happy thing actually started out as one thing and ended up as another. I was sitting here this afternoon thinking about what was making me happy today and I looked out the window at the spring flowers and those have definitely been making me happy lately, so I thought I'd get my camera and go out and take some pictures.
So I got my camera, sat in the grass, started taking pictures and I instantly had a moment of pure joy where I remembered how much I absolutely love sitting in the grass with my camera. I don't take nature photos very often anymore. I don't know why, I just get busy and don't take the time to do it.
Then when I do it it takes me about five seconds to remember why I love it SO much. My soul needs to be outside with a camera in my hand. It instantly puts me at peace. Why do I always seem to forget that? Why do I not take the time to do something that makes me so happy? It doesn't even matter to me so much if the pictures are awesome, I just LOVE taking them. I love the creativity of it. I love putting the magnifying lens on my camera and crawling in the grass, finding the detail in all the little things in nature. It makes my brain come alive. It makes my heart happy. It makes me feel peaceful and right with the world.
So the spring flowers were my original happy thing. Then I realized that my REAL happy thing was taking photos of them. These are little tiny purple flowers in my front yard that I used the magnifying filter on.
And then I came in the house and edited it and had such a fun time that I added a grunge technique to it, just for fun. I like playing around with different techniques when I'm bored. Later I may play around with it some more.
So that's what made me happy today. Really, really, really happy.