8 PHOTOS OF HAPPINESS

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The other day I was asked/nominated by two very talented bloggers –

– to share 8 photos of happiness. An exercise created by Ariel’s Little Corner Of The Internet.

As I scrolled through my pictorial closet, I searched for photos that had relevance and would do the word “happiness” justice.

Happiness by definition is – the state of being happy #duh

However, the list of words grouped together according to its similarity of meaning (synonym) gave me an idea.

So using similar meanings to the word itself – I present to you, my 8 photos of happiness –

JOY

My family! Tremendous happiness brings “tears of joy” whenever I think of them…

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JUBILATION

How I feel when I think about Tiffany’s “triumph” surviving her battle with breast cancer – TWICE! She is and forever will be my “shero”…

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EUPHORIA

Intense excitement once I decided to tell the world about Harley & Leo through my passion for writing. A blog is born…
EUPHORIA

CONTENTMENT

Late in the midnight hour I miss my mommy the most. Yet it is well with my soul when I think about all the happy times we shared while she lived in VA with us…

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MERRIMENT

Always fun! I never have a bad day when I’m near the water. The beach is my happy place…

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DELIGHT

Harley delights both the young and the old – which leaves me so full of happiness I can’t even begin to explain…

DELIGHT

BLISSFUL

The best synonym I can think to use when describing Jaxson in my life. He gave me back something I thought was lost after Leo…

BLISS

ELATION

The greatest of them all. In a few short weeks, our daughter will marry a wonderful loving and caring young man. If that ain’t happiness to the fullest – I don’t know what is…

WEDDING

So there you have it – my 8 photos depicting happiness according to me!

Now I get to nominate a few folks. No pressure here to participate, but it’s a great eye opening exercise into what makes your life happy. #pressure

Playful Kitty

Rubicon Days

Zoe and Phee

DZ’s Adventures

Keep the Tail Wagging

PARTICIPATION IS EASY –

•Thank your nominator (that’s me, you’re welcome!) and link them in your post.

•Link the creator (Ariel’s little corner of the internet)

•Post your 8 photos of happiness;

•The photos can be anything that represents a moment, object, place or feeling that makes you happy.

• Pop in a brief description of the photo, why you chose it or let the photos do the talking!

•Spread the happiness and tag up to ten other bloggers!

Have a great weekend –

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30 Comments
  • Amanda T
    July 30, 2015

    “Shero” is my new favorite word, which I plan to employ liberally!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      You go Amanda – use it as often as you see fit. We need more people calling strong women who defy the odds SHERO’s – Have a great weekend.

  • Emma
    July 31, 2015

    Love the combination of photos you put together, they really cover all of your life, Very happy indeed!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Thanks Emma – it was a really interesting and fun exercise. Interesting because I got to see just what I viewed as my definition of happy and fun because I was only allowed to use 8.

  • Caren Gittleman
    July 31, 2015

    I think your selection of photos are the epitome of happiness! Beautiful!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Thanks so much Caren – Have a great weekend 🙂

  • DashLilly
    July 31, 2015

    Hooray for happiness! Congratulations on the upcoming wedding. I love a great family wedding! I certainly hope the boys have given their stamp of approval for their new brother. Their opinion matters! (and I hope the new brother in law has realized that and is loving on Jax and Harley!!!!) Have a great weekend

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Hooray is right! the boys not only give their stamp of approval – John was the person who drove me 4 hours to pick up Jax! He is a wonderful person, and the boys couldn’t be happier. In fact we are all giddy that he will officially become a part of our family very shortly.

  • Aunt Ann
    July 31, 2015

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE and more LOVE for the BENNETTS!!!!! AMEN

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Awwhhh Ann, we’ve got nothing but love for you too!

  • laverne Bennett
    July 31, 2015

    Beautiful, you couldn’t have capture any better. what a wonderful life.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      I am truly blessed Laverne, and I count you as one of those blessings!

  • DZ Dogs
    July 31, 2015

    Oooh fun!! We were nominated!
    Such lovely pictures and congratulations on your daughter’s upcoming marriage! You have such a beautiful family. They all share your warm smile. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing your happiness and joy with us!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Can’t wait to see your incredible photos Aavery – I love your work.

  • Fiona
    July 31, 2015

    Some great photos and sentiments. The Bennetts look like a joyful bunch. No wonder you make each other happy.

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Oh Fiona – you’ve hit the nail on the head, we do keep each other smiling. I love that we’re close and enjoy each other’s company. It means the world to me. Glad I was able to convey that in my selection of photos.

  • Jan K
    July 31, 2015

    I love this collection of photos, Cathy, because it says so much about your love of family, which I think is one of the most important things to everyone’s happiness.

    And the beach is my happy place too!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Thanks Jan – my family is so very dear to me, perhaps because I am always around them contributes to why I am generally so happy everyday! Can’t wait to live near the beach, I will probably laugh out loud everyday as I walk along the sand. Can’t wait!

  • Kimberly Gauthier
    July 31, 2015

    Thanks for choosing me to play! I’m so excited.

    I have so many images and I can’t wait to pick them out.

    This post made me smile. This week started out so stressful and upsetting and you came through like the amazing friend that you’ve always been to me. I can’t believe that I met you and absolutely fell in love with you. Have fun at the wedding. Your relationship with your daughter inspired me to work on my relationship with my mom and I thank you.

    You’re truly amazing.

    PS – I’m sending a Goldendoodle lover your way. She’ll be getting her dog over the next year 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      I just had to tag you dear Kimberly! Your photography is incredible and I am so anxious to see the pictures you select. I too am in awe at how close we’ve become with only just one meeting! I find you to be a breath of fresh air on a hot afternoon. Your smile is magnetic and your laughter contagious. I am grateful for our friendship – one that I trust will last a lifetime. Thanks for sending another Doodle fan my way – now get to posting your 8 photos of happiness girlfriend!

  • Scottie
    July 31, 2015

    Absolutely Beautiful – You really knocked this one out of the park!!!!!! A definite keepsake and could really feel the meaning of each caption and picture. So special.

    AWESOME!!!

    Happy early wishes and I’m my way to one of your favorite places!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Awwwhhh, thanks Scottie – knowing that I was able to express my happiness through photos to all of you makes me smile. Have fun in SC 🙂

  • Elaine
    July 31, 2015

    Beautiful photos of you and your family! I can see why they bring you so much happiness, you must be extremely proud. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 1, 2015

      Thanks Elaine – I am proud and extremely grateful to have them in my life. Have a great weekend!

  • Paved by Paw Prints
    August 1, 2015

    That’s such a gorgeous collection of photos, Cathy! I just did this tag as well, it really puts a smile on your face looking through old treasured photos to find the perfect 8 photos to convey happiness! I love how you added a synonym for happiness on each photo too, great idea!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 2, 2015

      Thank you – now I’m headed over to your place and check “you” out! Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  • Monika
    August 1, 2015

    Such a great selection of photos representing happiness. Well done!

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 2, 2015

      Thank you Monika – glad you enjoyed them….

  • Lara Elizabeth
    August 17, 2015

    Thank you for nominating us, Cathy! I’m adding your link to my post as I just now saw this 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      August 19, 2015

      You are so welcome Lara. Can’t wait to see your photos.

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