Every day beautiful photos such as this arrive in my inbox from JUMP FOR JOY!’s WordPress blog. Each photo guaranteed to make me smile and change the course of my day. And I think that is her whole point… “I hope to contribute to the shift of our collective focus from the negative to the positive.” Eyoälha Baker “captures the beauty of the human spirit in mid-air through the simple act of taking photographs of people jumping for joy.”
I feel I have found a way to reach the true joy and child-like playfulness within people by having them jump for joy in front of the camera lens. This playful, child-like joy is why I’ve launched the project — Jump for Joy!
“Surrounding yourself with images that uplift your spirit is as important for your health as nutritious food.” – Deepak Chopra in Origin Magazine
Besides the joy of finding these photographs in my inbox every day, Eyoälha also has two major projects happening:
She is raising money via Kickstarter to cover costs of creating an epic public art mural with photos of 100+ people jumping for joy around Vancouver on a 9000 sq. ft. building wall in the Down Town east side. — Jump for Joy Photo Project + Murality Vancouver
All pledges OVER the $5000 mark will go towards completing a book of 10000 people jumping for joy around the world!
“Create art, spread joy, feel good.” I LIKE her.
Embrace chance encounters to dream up outlandish plans – make connections wherever you go.
The person you need to make your business successful may be sitting at the next table. Go and introduce yourself!
As is our wont, the Hubs and I took in this morning’s sunrise. What an absolutely glorious start to Good Friday!
It occurred to me this morning – and not for the first time – that I have seen more sunrises with this man than I have seen in my entire life. It truly makes my heart sing with love to be able to share these precious waking moments with my best friend.
Maybe it’s just this current stage of life I’m experiencing where 5 AM isn’t an unreasonable waking hour anymore. (Hello! 50th birthday in a mere 4 months!) Or perhaps it’s simply the nature our life together. I’m sure living at the beach has something to do with it, that’s for sure!
No matter what it is that’s wrought these circadian changes though, waking up early has simply become the most special part of my day and a truly wonderful addition to my life! Besides… I like knowing that the birds start their songs 5 minutes before first light. I truly learned this recently. Isn’t that the coolest? Almost 50 and still learning.
“One is happy as a result of one’s own efforts, once one knows of the necessary ingredients of happiness — simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain.” — George Sand
1. Bangs are almost always a mistake.
3. Honesty is not overrated.
4. Nice matters.
5. Sleep trumps everything.
6. It’s never too late.
7. Use the good china.
8. Keep learning.
9. Make. Good. Art.
10. Live in gratitude.
11. Have a purpose.
13. Better or bitter, the difference is I.
14. Leave a legacy.
15. The days are long but the years are short.
16. Choose stylish & chic over sexy & cheap.
17. Less is more.
18. Buy good things.
19. Live within my means.
20. Always have fun.
21. Don’t get caught.
22. Be mindful.
23. Let it go.
24. It’s not what you look at. It’s what you see.
25. Just do it.
26. Dance every day.
27. Enjoy the journey.
28. Live with intention.
29. Enjoy little pleasures every day.
30. Be Reneé Marie. Live MY life.