Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Lucky Snapping 2013 - Part 1

This week it is Lynne's turn to give us a challenge and this is what she has set.

"I am going to give you a quotation and during the week you have free choice to journal, take photos daily or whenever you want to in the week.
Link your photos and journaling to the theme of the quotation

A bit about the man Paulo Coelho, whom I have taken the quotation from this week.
Wikipedia: Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil in Aug 1947. He is a Brazilian lyricist and novelist. He has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, amongst them the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum and France's Légion d'honneur
Coelho also writes up to three blog posts a week at his blog

Here is the quotation
“There are 3 things that a child can teach an adult
To be happy for no reason
To be always be busy doing something
And to know how to demand – with all one’s might- what one wants” ~ Paulo Coelho

My questions to you
What makes you happy? Are you ever happy for no reason? Why?
What are you busy doing this week?
What do you want, wish for? Are you good at demanding what you want like children do?"

Initially I was going to do this as just one post but decided to do it bit by bit.

Well I knew the answer to the first part of this (What makes you happy?) Heaps of things make me happy, the sun shining, the birds singing, a smile from a stranger, a hug from a friend or loved one, an unexpected compliment, listening to music, even chatting to cyber friends on fb and here (did I really confess to being a fb chatter!!!! eek!) Very often it is just stopping and looking around me and realising how lucky I am to have the family I have, a hubby who loves me and puts up with me and all my faults and two beautiful daughters who have been an absolute pleasure in my life since the day they were born and to live where I do. So I guess you could say it is the little BIG things in life that make me happy.

My pair, a couple of years ago at Perranporth, I was trying to take sunset shots, they got bored and decided to assist!!!


  1. it is the small things that make us happy x
    I still love the pic of the girls it just rocks x

  2. I agree yvonne,a nd that picture is so good, can never see it too often.. and yes I like chatting too, the context has just changed in this century hasn't it! xx

  3. That photo is fabulous Karen ! It's so nice to see there are plenty of people who just love "Life" ! xxx

  4. Awesome photo - the colours and the energy emanating from it are beautiful. I can agree with everything that make you happy - even FB.

  5. i think that is my most favourite photo of the girls. I'm gonna send my three down to you so you can take one of them lol!

    It is definitely the small things that make me happy xx

  6. Lovely shot! I think I have a similar list of 'things that make me happy' especially family, friends and pets!!

  7. I love this photo. It captures their fun and makes the sunset even more beautiful. Great shot x

  8. Wow- that is my favourite place in the 'world'!!!!! A lovely photo. I served a customer who lived in Perranporth this weekend and I spoke to him for ages. Luckily it wasn't busy because of the snow.

  9. Nice post. I too enjoy simple things. Your photo is amazing.

  10. what a fab photo

  11. That's so much better than a straightforward sunset shot, I love it, so much joy!

  12. I also love that photo, the girls add a certain something to it.

  13. Yes, a million times better with the girls in and an awesome shot to begin with :D


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