Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happiness 101 Award

My dear friend Jo over at Tanglefrost has awarded me with the Happiness 101 Award and I am so very honored by her! Not only do her fairie crowns make me drool they are so lovely but she is an amazingly kind inspirational woman and I have so enjoyed getting to know her. Thank you Jo for honoring me with this.

So I believe what I am supposed to do now is share with you my list of things that make me truly happy and content with my life (as she shared hers on her blog and I could possibly have many of the same, if not all the same answers as she put... but let me think and see what I can come up with;

So first and foremost God is my complete happiness and contentment in life! It is because He is such a loving, merciful God that I have what I have and that I am who I am! He fills me with peace when I am hurting, joy when sadness tries to overtake me, unexplainable love and sense of self worth (read Psalm 139, or John 3:16 to truly know what I am talking about) and He is so good to me by giving me understanding to help me with life's many questions. He answers my smallest prayers when I least expect it and in unexpected ways. He lets me know that He is always with me by revealing Himself in all His creation. He is an amazing wonderful awesome God and I am so privileged and deeply honored to serve Him.

Secondly, my husband ~ my gift from the Lord! He came into my life when I least was looking for it and he has been such a rock to me ever since. God has used him to give me strength, help me to grow, bring me closer to Him and to become one with him. He is my best friend and I am so happy to be his wife. He is a crown on my head!

Thirdly, my boys! I never thought I would be a boy mom, but God had other plans and I am so glad He did! God has made me 'a girly-girl' into a boy mom and I love it! I don't know what I would do with girls! They bring me immense happiness and joy and I have enjoyed each and every stage that they have grown in and out of!

Fourth, my art! Wow... if I were to describe my art and its meaning to me I would use the following words; healing, creative, fun, a true blessing, love. I receive so much from my art and I have grown in many ways since I began. I have always loved art (since I was physically able to hold a crayon) and have held a facination with all things pretty! Starting out I was a bit of a perfectionist and I discovered this very pleasingly when I won a coloring contest in grade 3. I remember it so vividly because it was between this very elegant japanese girl (whose art I loved) and myself... the very intimidating 6ft Mr. Sharp held the prize behind his back as he walked between our two desks and ever so slowly placed the giant chocolate egg on MY DESK!!!! That right there settled it! I would forever harbor a deep love for art in many forms, but especially coloring inside the lines! lol.

Fifth; Aaaaahhhhh books! I must say that my bookshelves are overflowing with their loveliness! I have been a HUGE fan of reading all my life but have a real LOVE for fiction books in particular. Just the thought that a book can whisk you away to another world brings me much happiness indeed! I have been known to read up to five books in one week!

Sixth; And I can say the same love has passed it's way over to movies! I especially love old black and white (or redone in color) movies such as My Fair Lady, Gigi, or pretty much any old musical. I am particularily fond of 'Chick-flicks' too such as Ever After, or Sweet Home Alabama, Never Been Kissed... I could go on and on and my DVD shelves show it!

Seven; Arizona makes me REALLY happy! I haven't been to all the States in the U.S. but from what I have seen I love Arizona the best. It seriously feels like my second home! I love it particularily because I do not hurt there like I hurt in Calgary! I am soothed by the heat and bathed by the sunshine and I am completely content ~ now can someone please remind me why I live in Calgary, Alberta???? LOL

Eight; TREES! Yep, trees make me HAPPY and content! I don't know why but they tend to show up alot in my art work. Trees speak of God's creation and love to me!

Now I'm spreading the love around and would like to pass this lovely award onto the following recipients;
Martha at Art Du Jour
Jo at Tanglefrost I can't help it! She deserves it twice!
Rebecca at Daisydolls
Diana at ExPress-O
Suz over at Katsui Jewelry

Thank you again Jo for giving some blog love!
Hugs and happy creating!



Janet Ghio said...

Congratulations on your award and it was fun learning a little more about you!

Diane said...

Congratulations, Kelly on a well-deserved award, and I like what makes you happy :D

Anonymous said...

You're an adorable sweet heart!

Jo said...

Aww Kelly!! What a truly wonderful post. I have soooooo loved reading about what makes you really happy and getting to know you a bit better too. The joy you have simply bubbles through with every word, and had me grinning from ear to ear to the very end. What a radiant treasure you are!
Thank you! Thank you!
hugs xxx

Carolyn Phillips said...

I found this blog via Jo at Tanglefrost and apart from everything else...your bookshelves are awesome, I adore the sight of so many books shelved, waiting to be discovered, to share their secrets, to take us new places.

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Thank you Carolyn. This isn't a my picture unfortunately, I just googled it and this is what I came up with - lol. However, mine in real life has just as many but is much messier than this - lol. Thanks for your comment. Hugs and blessings to you.

Karen Martin Sampson said...

I am scanning your blog and how wonderful! You are bringing a smile to the face of a woman who was in a bad mood this morning! I'll be following!