You Capture : Happiness

This week's You Capture photo challenge was happiness.

Happiness is universal and yet personal. My son came home with a project from school today. It was a piece of paper with a star at the top and a "poem" underneath it. The star had the phrase "I Wish" written on it. The poem read

Star Light, Star Bright
I Wish I May
I Wish I Might
Have the Wish
I wish tonight

Many of us have looked upon the vast night sky and recited this phrase, sending up a wish to the universe. My son's wish was "I wish I had presents all the time". A purely materialistic wish but it clearly spells out when he feels happiness.

For myself, my star wishes are simply for the feeling of happiness (honest). I experience happiness when I look upon the smiles (impish or pure) of my family. I'm filled with happy contentment when my husband's arms are wrapped around me. I delight in watching people letting loose and being a little silly. I'm giddy when delving into chocolate...cake, cookies, bars, beverages (you get the idea). I feel happy when I am close to nature.

This week I captured the smiles of my family.

But today on my bike ride to work, I felt happy. The air was crisp and smelled of fall. The trees are starting to display their glorious fall colours. The sun shone upon the earth making the dew twinkle and my heart rejoice. This picture captures the morning for me. My bike and nature.


Oh wow. I love these photos. That one of your daughter ? is just precious! She's a doll! And your son being flipped upside down...great catch! Great photos!

September 25, 2009 at 5:14 AM  
Jen said...

That picture of the little girl is adorable. Love the cap!

September 25, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Lorena said...

Your baby girl is so fashionable!... =) Your photos are precious! =)

September 25, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

I really love your pictures. They are lovely. I can totally and completely see the happiness in them!

September 25, 2009 at 2:47 PM  
Trixie said...

Great Photos! I love the foot print. The kiddies are getting so big and are very adorable.

September 26, 2009 at 6:23 PM