A reminder for next time you feel that moment of sheer happiness and contentment and warmth, mark the occasion and take a mental snapshot.
About this print:
- 9” x 12” fine art giclee print
- Printed on thick high quality, acid-free archival paper stock with an enhanced matte finish
- Reproduced from original acrylic painting by Caroline Kelso Winegeart
- Does not come with frame
- This piece will retire on 7/8
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This piece was created as a part of my 2016 project #AbstractAffirmationsDaily where I share an abstract piece of art with a positive message every day. Here's the story that accompanies this piece, posted on 6/25/2016:
Yesterday, as Jason and I were driving home from our favorite coffee shop, the windows were down, a bouncy & happy summer song was playing on Spotify, and the sun was hitting my cheeks so delightfully that I closed my eyes to take it all in. There was a moment where my heart felt warm, my body felt relaxed and my mind felt satisfied. Without thinking, I blurted out the window (my eyes still closed) “This is the BEST DAY!!!”
You’d be surprised how often I do this, and thankfully @jasondoesstuff has gotten used to my weird outbursts by now, but sometimes I just can’t help myself. When I feel that rare, transcendent moment of pure bliss and gratitude, I think it’s so important to mark the occasion and to take a mental snapshot so that I can sear that sensation into my memory.
It may sound silly, but this practice has served me well because after years of paying attention to these feelings and acknowledging them, I’ve taught myself what joy feels like. With every acknowledgement, every mental snapshot of happiness, this weird nebulous feeling of JOY comes more and more into focus and it makes it that much easier to let it in the next time.
More than ever I’m convinced that our lives only FEEL more filled with stress than joy because stress is easier to spot for us. So do yourself a favor, next time you feel that moment of sheer happiness and contentment and warmth, mark the occasion and take a mental snapshot. TEACH YOURSELF what joy feels like and you’ll make sure you don’t miss it the next time it arrives.