"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I sure haven't been a very good blogger
lately.  I told you in another post recently that
I started a new part-time job, and yes,
I am still in the new training stage.
It has kept me a little more tired than
usual, along with some health issues
that I've dealt with recently.
But I'm okay now, just have to get used to
the new changes in my schedule.
So please know that I haven't 
forgotten YOU. 
That would be impossible!!!!
Just bear with me and I will soon get
back into the groove.

I've always been a girl who loves variety and
new adventures, but as I get older,
along with learning something new seems
to come with it some stress.
But I have no doubt
that I will make it through to
the place I need to be to do this job
In the meantime, 
me and my new partner in crime at work
(we do have fun together!)
decided that our
  little office space  needed 
some happiness to greet us while we
were working away.
So my imagination, and paint brush went to
work and came up with this-

(sorry the photo I took is a bit blurry)
This is on a large canvas and sits right above and between both of our desks

"Happiness is a form of courage."
~Holbrook Jackson

"Cheerfulness is what greases the axles of the world.  
Don't go through life creaking. "
~H.W. Byles

I have found out that sometimes you need
to come up with things that bring 
you happiness!  Even if it is just singing a tune
or listening to some music or taking a walk or even
building a snowman. 
Or better yet,
finding a way to make
someone else happy
brings about a special joy that we 
don't expect to get back ourselves.
But it returns to us in bushels anyway!

Here is my new co-worker Traci

YOU bring me happiness too.
Truely you do!
I love my bloggy friends.
Yes I do!

 You have made known to me
the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in
your presence.'
(Acts 2:28)

So what splashes
your happy heart and
makes it smile?
I may want to join your party so
do tell your secret.

Splashing away,



Bren Graham Thebeau said...

Love your splashes of joy, would make anyone smile. Of course we will hang in with you while you're working out the kinks, it was great to hear how things are going though :-) I've been blogging about what brings me joy, my family!

Mary said...

Hi Lee Ann! I love this piece. How could it not put a smile on your faces when you walk in and catch a glimpse of bursting color!!

It's easy to make most of the stuff we do a bit more enjoyable...like using a great pen when we have to write notes. Or when I sit down to read, lighting a candle, maybe a fire if it's cold. Using a favorite, beautiful mug for coffee. Using pretty towels to dry dishes.
Sometimes just a touch of something special makes the moments a bit more enjoyable. Oh and getting a new perfume or lipstick always brightens my day. Hmmm, in looking over what I wrote I see I have covered most of my senses...sight, smell, feel...interesting.

Nana's Nuggets said...

OMG! those pics are just beautiful! and sooo "cheery". Just look at that Talent bursting with J~O~Y! I just love your posts, for they bring such beauty! God~ has just Blessed you so! Blessings to you for a JOB well done. Have a great Thursday:)

Farmgirl Paints said...

Well reading your comments always makes me happy...so I'd have to say YOU:) Lovin' the artwork. That's a nice perk of your new job. Really adds a splash of color:)

Nancy said...

It's always good when you are able to pop in; I know you are busy getting adjusted to your new job.....
This picture is incredible; you can't help but smile when you see it....I bet everyone in your office will want one.......
Glances at pictures of my family while I am going about my business always brings a smile to my face and when Simon gets on the back of my chair and nussles makes me happy....A favorite mug for my tea...and hearing the sound of my cuckoo clock brings a sense of peace....
I am always so blessed when I visit you.....you always give us smiles and lots of good wisdom...
You are amazing.....
Love you girlfriend.........

Tricia said...

Hello Lee Ann! What a beautiful joyful painting you have there. That would certainly brighten anyone's day. What makes me happy? When other people are happy. Best wishes ♥ Tricia

Deborah Ann said...

Wow, love all that bright color. That really does evoke happiness! You are a blessing, LeeAnn. Love you!

Traci said...

I am so glad that YOU are a part of my life. I love working with you! Thanks for bringing some JOY to the office and to my day! Love YOU!!

Anonymous said...

love this post. any chance your little song birdie, the adorable giraffe or the flower under the Byles quote in this post will be part of your etsy collection. I would buy all 3 in a new york minute if they were available. Congrats on the new job and of course I will stick with you.

LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious said...

I have the most wonderful sweet friends! I love reading your splashes of happy things you do.

To ANONYMOUS who just left me a comment. I wish I knew who you were for sure so I could contact YOU. I am hoping you will read this so that I can get back to you and answer your questions. Yes, I will be putting 2 of my paintings in my etsy shop as prints. (the Little Song Birdie and the Splashes of Happy Flower) Please oh please contact me again by email at
leeannisafriend at gmail dot com.

And please let me know who the sweet person was that left this note.

You splashed me with more HAPPY!
Lee Ann

rachel awes said...

thanks for sharing
your splash of happy,...
i just felt it's droplet here! :)