Inspired by change, challenge and creativity



Just a short little post to say hello and welcome to my new blog.  I will be writing once a week on Thursdays about things that make me happy and inspire me.  I hope you will pop in and be part of the conversations.


And why did I pick the name, Living From Happiness?


I have found my life is so much better when I live from happiness with gratitude rather than living for happiness.


“When you’re happy for no reason, you bring happiness to your outer experiences rather than trying to extract happiness from them. You don’t need to manipulate the world around you to try to make yourself happy. You live from happiness, rather than for happiness.”

– Marci Shimoff

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  1. July 14, 2014    

    Finding your voice will just grow and grow. My best wishes.

    • July 15, 2014    

      Thanks so much Donna for all your continued support. It means a lot to me!!

  2. July 18, 2014    

    I’m thrilled for you. Very glad I will be able to continue reading your essays.

    • July 18, 2014    

      Thank you so much Susan! Glad you will be visiting.

  3. July 20, 2014    

    Love that quote. Gratitude adds so much flavour and savour to life.

    • July 21, 2014    

      Agreed…when I read the quote it really stuck with me and was the inspiration for the name of this blog.

  4. July 22, 2014    

    see you are evolving with this blog theme 🙂 a lovely idea Donna – by way of a start, am so happy to follow your new blog and thank you for the constant support you give to me. Best wishes for your new venture Laura x

    • July 22, 2014    

      Thank you so much Laura…it is a pleasure to read your blogs and see the stunning images there….and I do so appreciate your support here!

  5. July 23, 2014    

    Ooo I am loving it so far…..intriguing and right up my alley…..every good wish and all the best with your new project x

    • July 23, 2014    

      Thank you my friend….I hope to add some more photography here as I begin to spread my wings and delve a bit deeper into my creative side!

  6. July 23, 2014    

    Looking for the positive is a wonderful way to live. I look forward to reading your posts.

    • July 23, 2014    

      Thanks Janet…I appreciate the support!!

  7. July 26, 2014    

    I’m really interested to see what themes you explore to elaborate on happiness. I think we all need all the ideas and support we can have. Another of the Dalai Lama quotes that moves me is: “Participating joyfully in the sorrows of this world.” That speaks to me now.

    • July 26, 2014    

      First post is up finally. I am letting it flow for now as this site will help my healing as V and V did. I like the quote from the Dalai Lama and will remember it for the future. Change, challenges and creativity have been the catalysts for me lately as I work through life…glad you are here Susie!

  8. July 27, 2014    

    Certainly a very optimistic post and title! Love the brilliance of your photo.

  9. July 30, 2014    

    Your photos make ME happy-brilliant bursts of color!

    • July 30, 2014    

      Thanks Elena…I love to capture pictures from my garden.

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“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” ~ Aristotle


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