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Happiness | Le Bonheur

9.19.2013
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the in-between time & fragments of the everyday

This post was inspired by a Paris subway billboard I saw many years ago that read: Le bonheur, c'est ou? or Where is happiness? It struck me so profoundly at the time and has stayed with me ever since - I've answered this question a million different ways over the years, and over those years learned the answer becomes clearer with age and a bit of wisdom - and is as individual and personal as each of us.

For me, for now, happiness lies in being fully present in the simple fleeting moments of the everyday, noticing the good stuff in the ordinary. It's easy to miss, I do it all the time... but hopefully from now on less often.

What about you friends, where do you seek and find happiness these days?


17 comments

  1. Oh how I love this, Catherine! I think you are absolutely right.

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  2. Catherine, the bottom bathtub portrait...oh I so have to do this for my little man...I would love to hang this on my walls. Thank you for the inspiration.

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    1. Oh Laurie, makes me so happy to hear that! Your sweet Little Man's parents would love it :) ... this bath moment happens almost every single day - and I almost missed capturing it!

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  3. Oh, I love this portraits! Love it! I have learned through the crisis in my life that I am most happy when I live and am thankful for the moment as you stated.

    Maria

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    1. I'm so happy to have met you Maria, you're a wonderful role model :)

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  4. These are gorgeous! That last image is perfectly adorable! A framer!

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    1. Thank you so much Kim,... my husband agrees about the last one. I've been wanting to try turning a photo into canvas, and this is my chance :)

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  5. I love the soapy spiky hair-do... brilliant shot

    Mollyxxx

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    1. So appreciate your visit Molly, thank you :)

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  6. Smiling>>> Happiness is all around. :)

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    1. Thank you for always sharing your happiness Nancy :)

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  7. Sweet, sweet shots! I love that shampoo-ed do...frame these! Moments of happiness captured always (I also find I end up happiest when I live in the moment and appreciate it, but I have to work at it!:)

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    1. I find it SO difficult to do sometimes Lulu, especially in the midst of madness + mayhem... but it's so rewarding to find it then :) Thank you for your always sweet comments + sharing your happiness - xo

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  8. I'm finding happiness this very moment on your blog. Thank you!

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    1. Aww thank you Barb, that makes my day :) Have a wonderful weekend...

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  9. Happiness sometimes sneaks up on me! I do try to use blogging as a way to document some of the small moments!

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