Happy Soul

  
On days when I’m happy all the way down into my boots, I find smiling faces all around me wherever I look. Even on the floor of the woods as I’m walking the dogs, looking down, a little cheery golden face was smiling back at me. 

  
And then on other days, when the mist drops and I feel alone, the world mirrors my feelings, shrouding everything in hazy silence. It’s worth knowing, and remembering that we will tend to find what we expect in the world, and that it will often be a good reflection of our inner state of mind. It’s worth being mindful of the way your feeling, so that you can understand better your experience of each day. 

Let’s hope we’re all having a happy day tomorrow after this wild storm blows through tonight. 

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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26 Responses to Happy Soul

  1. I am a lover of mists and damp silences, myself, so I guess my mindset must be the wrong way up. The grandeur of the storm is always offset for me by practical issues, like what’s happening to my roof. But yes, winter and summer moods are distinct and different, and we should celebrate those changes, shouldn’t we? I wish you many happy days, Seonaid.

  2. LB says:

    “we will tend to find what we expect in the world” … I love your words as much as your photos, Seonaid. 5 days later and I hope it’s a good one for both of use!

  3. Always good to see a smiley face. 🙂 Happy weekend, Seonaid. xx

  4. A wonderful post and images. You are so right .. I love that smiley face

  5. ladyfi says:

    Wise words and two gorgeous shots!

  6. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I wish I’d visited you this morning Seonaid, the day might have been better then!

  7. poppytump says:

    A lovely find Seonaid . Just meant to be 🙂 and I hope the rest of today has been happy for you … maybe you have been *leaf running with your dogs 🙂

  8. Neville says:

    this is so true. i needed the reminder to be more mindful

  9. StillWalks says:

    Excellent words, beautiful photos 😄

  10. I love the happy golden face. And I hope the storm passes without too much damage.

  11. gwynnrogers says:

    I LOVE your Happy Face. When I’m in a down mood, I go looking for the beauty at the waterfront. I love looking at the boats in the marina. The seagulls flying over head bring me joy… as long as they don’t drop an oyster shell on my head. I’ve had a couple of near misses. I love the beauty in the world even on dreary days. Then I’m even happier when I can find people to chat with and dogs to pet… Aaaaaahhhhhhhh what a blessing!

    Beware of the storm. Ours was a BEAST! It blew out the power for numerous homes all over the peninsula and across the state. It even blew my grandkids gigantic trampoline away and crushed it in the process.

    You are such a gifted photographer! Excellent advice about being mindful of our moods too! Thank you for being YOU!!!! 😉

    • Flying oysters sound like quite unpredictable and potentially sore obstacles😳 Rather tasty though if caught fresh😜
      It’s so true that walking with bogs brings the chance of many conversations! The storm has passed over and the world is still and calm once more, and as yet from inside in the warmth I can’t see too much damage. Thanks as always for your lovely comments Gwynn✨

  12. Suzanne says:

    Very true and great photos.

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