Monday, June 10, 2013

Ways to be happy

Do more of what makes you happy!

Plant some pretty flowers

Watch a sunset at the end of the day, the spectacular and vibrant colour palette, painted across Mother natures canvas.
Beauty at the end of the day, while on holiday at Bora Bora

Sit down in a comfy chair and read a good book

by Alberto Pisa


Find some perfect thing to make your day happy
Celebrate just being you!

I am finally feeling like myself again, having a sore throat was no fun. Thank you for your kind emails ... you made me feel better.
Also kind of you to send  birthday wishes, to my husband.
I appreciate your friendship and reading my blog.

Have a week that is beautiful 
hugs
Carolyn 


46 comments:

  1. Dear Carolyn,
    what a Sunset! Wonderful! Thank you for those pictures!
    Your Pansees are lovely too!
    Wishing you a happy week, my dear friend!
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  2. Dearest Carolyn,
    Glad you bounced back to good health again!
    It makes all the difference in the world when you feel well.
    Enjoy your daily little pleasures.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  3. Dear Carolyn!
    I' m glad that you and your husband are feeling better.
    And I love all the things you told us ...
    Unfortunately there is always so little time and so beautiful things to do ...
    I wish you a very happy week dear Carolyn!
    With love,
    Geli

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  4. Hi Carolyn...you...you're my "flower" my "violet panseè".
    In my heart!!! W.L. NI

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  5. Sending you lots of love and hugs..
    Warm smiles xx❤

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  6. Lovely photos Carolyn! Glad you are feeling better:)
    ~Anne xx

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  7. Pretty flowers and STUNNING sunsets, perfect! x

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  8. Have a happy and sweet beautiful day.
    Much love

    Jeanne

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  9. Hi Carolyn! I'm better that you and your husband are better !
    Nice flowers!
    Kisses
    Monique

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  10. Oh how I agree about these ways to be happy! There is something DELICIOUS about sitting down to read a book, planting flowers and just enjoying nature. Today I am going to clean out my basement and closet! And you know what? Cleaning makes me so happy! I am glad to hear you are feeling much better, Carolyn. Anita

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  11. So glad to hear you are feeling better. It sounds like you had what I had. It was the worst I have ever felt. Beautiful photos Carolyn! Have a beautiful day!!

    Xo

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  12. Lovely happy things, i like
    them to. I wish you a happy
    week.
    Hugs
    AnnaMaria

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  13. When I see a pansy I can't help but smile every time. You are so right, if we don't take the time to stop and smell the roses in life we are missing out big time. Glad you are feeling bette too. Take care.

    Wanda

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  14. Glad you are feeling better. Enjoy those beautiful and simple things in life that are so precious. 'A pansy for thoughts' - thinking of you and trusting you're having a good week.

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  15. Cannot be more agreed with you Carolyn, thanks for the reminder and the positive message of the post!:) Kisses! xo

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  16. Thank you for all this sweet Carolyn !

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  17. Beautiful flowers.....do what makes you happy darling......love Ria...x !!

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  18. So happy you at last feel much better dear Carolyn-
    And what makes me extra happy today, is that I will be with my daughter and grandkids for the next 4 dayes :-) that is happiness for me!!!
    Not time for blogging, but time to spend with my sweeties!!
    Hugs and happy dayes to you,too!
    Dorthe,x

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  19. Great ideas <3 Each one would definitely make me happier :))) Thank you for making me smile :) Following you <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  20. This is wonderful Carolyn.. We need to consider the simple pleasures in life and enjoy every moment!

    xxleslie

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  21. Dear Carolyn
    What a wonderful post! Thank you for the nice pictures.
    I wish you a happy rest of the week.
    Love and hugs Yvonne

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  22. Wonderful pictures!
    Nature make me happy and cooking too!
    Happy birthday to your husband!
    Have a great week ...
    Bisou, Babi

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  23. Thank you so much for coming to visit my post Carolyn; I feel awful that so many others have stopped leaving comments. Maybe my writing is too maudlin, but I couldn't give a Father's Day tribute in any other way. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH! Anita

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  24. Beautiful and uplifting post, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  25. Lovely photos. There is always sadness in the world, but it becomes more manageable when we give ourselves room for the things that bring us joy.
    So glad to hear that you are feeling better.

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  26. Hi Carolyn,
    So happy you and hubby are feeling better. Your pics are so happy and inspiring. Love the sweet little pansy. To cozy up with a good book is priceless.
    Have a special day.
    Hugs. Celestina Marie

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  27. Dear Carolyn,

    All these beautiful things make happy me too!
    Amazing photos!
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  28. Hi Carolyn,
    I so miss those fiery sunsets in New Zealand. I think I saw the best ones in Wellington.
    You are so right about taking time out and enjoying simple pleasures.
    Being in nature is a great tonic for me too!
    I hope you are feeling much better, sorry to hear you have been feeling unwell.
    Nature has the best healing energy. Relax and enjoy.
    Thank you for sharing such a lovely thoughtful post.
    xx

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  29. Glad you are feeling better Carolyn. Your sunsets are amazing, it look so stunning over the water.
    I posted the book on Monday but may take quite a while to reach you.Have a good week.
    Sarah x

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    1. Thank you very much Sarah and looking forward to the book and will let you know when it arrives.

      Carolyn x

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  30. Hi there. Thank you so much. What a fantastic sunset. Beautiful photos.
    The bears you are making, is amazing.
    I look forward to follow you.
    Hugs

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  31. Good advice (and lovely photos!), I'm just now going to make a cup of tea and read a book while watching the sunset!

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  32. Carolyn,
    This post is so filled with beauty. I don't think I've ever seen a prettier sunset than the one in picture 4. I have a 'sunset' quote and I was waiting for the perfect picture, and I would love to use this one, if I may? I would certainly put your name on it, so please let me know. The flowers are so pretty. I just love purple.

    So glad you are feeling better, Carolyn.

    Love,
    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi Sheri,

      You are welcome to use my sunset picture and would be happy for this.

      hugs
      Carolyn

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  33. Hello Friend,
    You are so smart! It is good to write about and think about what makes one happy. It is important to embrace all the joy possible every day of our life. After time, it becomes a practice, a habit to make the decision to be HAPPY!! For all who have the mental capacity to be happy, this is my wish!! For all who don't, I double wish happiness upon them!
    Love to you Carolyn!
    xox
    Constance

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  34. PS
    So glad to know YOU FEEL BETTER!!!

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  35. Hi Carolyn!
    I´m dropping by to say hello. It was lovely to "meet" you on my blog.
    Your blog is so lovely and positive. I understand why everyone enjoys being here. Such a feel-good place you´ve created. Like a breath of fresh air.
    Take care & all the best from Sweden.
    Hugs,
    Sarah

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  36. Beautiful sunset, Carolyn. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be on Bora Bora again?! We loved our visit several years ago.
    So glad you're feeling better and yes, we should all take time to look around us and appreciate nature.
    Have a lovely weekend!

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  37. So glad you are feeling better, dear Carolyn!
    And thank you for the lovely reminders to seek out happiness...
    Beautiful...
    Hugs,
    - Irina

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  38. I am so glad you are feeling better Carolyn - colds and flu are awful, and especially so at birthdays.
    And a Happy Belated Birthday to your husband - oddly enough, June 6 is my husband's birthday as well!

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  39. Estupendas fotos...muy bonito..un beso desde Murcia...

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  40. Dear Carolyn
    Your shining flowers are very pretty. Yes, they make my heart warm! I would like to see such a glorious sunset in person some day!
    Enjoy your beautiful weekend,
    Tomoko

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  41. Wow, your sunset pictures from Bora Bora are really wonderful!
    Hugs
    Christiane

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  42. What an incredibly beautiful sunset! I missed your last post Carolyn, so glad you're feeling better :)

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  43. Hope you're well by now!
    Thanks so much, dear Carolyn, for your lovely words about my art. They really mean a lot to me, and I am grateful that you commented on one of my art posts. Thank you, thank you.
    xoxo

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