Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Beautiful weather, a hard day's work -- and 10 (11) reasons to be happy

Coffee with milk in
a cup

Acrylic on canvas
8 x 8 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009
(This painting seems perfect
for today.  And 
I like that it
went to live 
with my friend, 
the artist Susan Carlin.)  

Whenever I get down, or stressed I remember an exercise that
I learned, and taught when I taught Positive Psychology. You've
seen it here before.  But today was one of those hard working
days when you just wish the world would give you a break.
As a happiness teacher, this exercise really works. So here 

10 Reasons to be Happy 

1.  It was a beautiful day and I sat out on the
back porch looking at the sky for a few minutes.
2. I am happy because I have a loving husband.
3. I am happy because I have a loving family.
4.  I am happy because I have kind, funny friends around
the world.
5.  I am happy because I'm an artist, and I love making art.
6. I'm happy that I get to teach, and that I meet amazing people
every year in that job -- even with one night a week.
7. I'm happy that I live in Canada -- deliriously happy about that.
8. I'm happy that I've learned how to be happy, and am
still learning, and think I will learn more, and more for the
rest of my life. And I'm grateful for all that my blog friends
and Instagram, and Facebook friends have taught me on the subject
9. I'm happy that I've learned to love myself enough to
choose only to be with kind and happy people.
10. I'm happy that I don't believe in horoscopes, superstition
or most dogma.
11.  I'm happy that I love to read and I have a wonderful

Have a helping yourself be happy day.


Anonymous said...

I'm happy because every morning I get a lovely note from my beautiful wife.
I'm happy because in a week my wonderful wife and I will be in Paris France.

Barbara Muir said...

Lucky you Anonymous.

Have fun.


Portrait Artist

My photo
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at: barbara.muir@sympatico.ca
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!