Lily Inspiration: The Pursuit of Happiness

When I was a little girl, I had a book by Charles Schulz titled "Happiness Is...". I read that book over and over again, and every time it always left me with more questions than it answered. It made me ask, "What is the meaning of happiness?" and "Why is it so many different things?" At four years old I had a hard time understanding this tiny book, and even in my twenties I was just beginning to grasp the concept Charles Schulz was trying to put forth. But now, I think I've finally got it. Life is for living, and happiness is the feeling you get when you experience things you enjoy. I know, I know too simple of a concept, right? Except that for many people, myself included, that simple concept is one that must be actively pursued. For me, it can come in a practical form, like meeting a goal that I've set for myself. Or, it can come from the embrace of someone I adore. Sometimes, it is material like a pair of stylish, comfortable Red Shoes (thank you Fluevog Malibrans), or a great fitting dress (thank you Smoking Lily Bamboo Jersey Garden State). But most often, my happiness comes from appreciating my family. Right now our apartment has been decorated in the Halloween spirit courtesy of my Illustrator husband and 4 year old daughter. Every time I spy one of their bats or spiders or ghosts I am reminded of how lucky I am to have them in my life - and feel delighted even when one of their creations falls from the ceiling and spooks me! As you already know from yesterday's post today is my last day and as much as I will enjoy having a year to spend more time with my expanding family I will also miss working here. It's not just what I do but also the many, many wonderful customers I have had the pleasure to meet over the past couple of years. So, to all of you, thanks - it's been fun!

Halloween Art on my living room wall

Googly eyes put the finishing touch on bouncy spiders that fall from the ceiling and scare mommy!

See you all next year!

Oh yes, and Merry Christmas if I don't bump into you!




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