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Creativity Prompt – Capture Happiness Through The Lens

Friday, July 3rd, 2009

Capture Happiness Through The LensThere are many ways to tell a story with our design and with our journaling. However the story telling begins while we stand behind the camera and capture a still moment. The lighting, the angle, the composition all take part in portraying our story.

I have not yet included a photography prompt on Creativity Prompt, but I plan on including many more. Please let me know what you think about it!

This week’s photography prompt is to take a photo that conveys happiness.

I took this photo of my niece, Tsuf, last November while I was visiting home. Let me count the ways this photo communicate “happiness” to me:

  • It reminds me of my visit back home. Being with my family always means happy times for me.
  • This photo also helps me remember how delighted my niece was to see me after a long period of time I had been away (…and now it’s been even longer). When I look at her in this picture I recall the warm hug and the soft kiss she gave me a few minutes before when she entered my parents’ house.
  • Looking at my niece with her broad smile, dancing and having fun in the middle of my parents’ living room reminds me of me at her age – just looking for ways to have fun and be happy. The happiness of children is always the brightest!

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Inspiration Prompt – Live With Courage, Zeal and Love

Monday, March 23rd, 2009
Happiness
[Photo by: Maciej Lewandowski]

Happiness wanders off sometimes. You go to sleep happy and jolly and wake up to a gloomier day. Or you can drive happily to the office, whistling along with your favorite song, then take a phone call that deflates you of any positive thought you’ve had.

Happiness? Gone.

Day? Ruined and dragged.

What can you do about it? You can smile and stay mindfully optimistic. But sometimes it isn’t enough or just isn’t working.

In those days you dig deeper into your core meaning of life and find what are the things you care most about and you focus on them and keep on going at 120 mph. Concentrate only on what’s important and forget about everything which is not.

Be zealous and courageous about everything you love and care about and apathetic about the rest, as the Scottish writer had articulately phrased:

“I had looked for happiness in fast living, but it was not there. I tried to find it in money, but it was not there, either. But when I placed myself in tune with what I believe to be fundamental truths of life, when I began to develop my limited ability, to rid my mind of all kinds of tangled thoughts, and fill it with zeal and courage and love, when I gave myself a chance by treating myself decently and sensibly I began to feel the stimulating, warm glow of happiness, and life for me began to flow like a stream between smooth banks.”

By Andrew Young

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Are you filling your life with courage, zeal and love?

What makes you tick?

What makes you happy?

Share your thoughts and leave a comment to this post. I am looking forward to hear from you!