Another StarFire Teja Photo on Pixabay!

Hello everyone,

I’m excited to share that I downloaded this here featured photo from Pixabay… after I uploaded it and they approved it in my portfolio! Oh happy days, it’s the little things that matter the most sometimes!

As I sit here sipping my supreme happy-ing up agent, a.k.a. black coffee, I’m reflecting that even though my Dad died suddenly in January, and even though I’m in Fibromyalgia pain, and even though I have zero savings for the future, and even though the world is going totally nuts in this virus pandemic… I can still get so excited about a photo, and I can still enjoy such happy moments listening to the birdsong and writing this post for you.

Isn’t it astounding how many different emotions we can experience simultaneously?

How are you feeling today? Are you excited about anything?

I hope you enjoyed this little post… And if you missed my post yesterday, be sure to check it out because it includes a video with guided imagery for releasing anxiety. I hope it’s helpful to you!

With zest for life, even amidst the sorrows,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by StarFireTeja on Pixabay.

 

My Black Cuppa Coffee on Pixabay!

Dear readers,

Recently I discovered that Pixabay accepted this photo of my cuppa black coffee… When I first uploaded it, they denied it, but now it has magically appeared on my portfolio ready to be downloaded!

Black coffee is my favorite Happy-ing Up agent!

Do you love coffee? If so, you might enjoy my recent high vibes coffee post, “Powerful Practices with Your Cuppa Coffee.

Thank you for reading my posts!

With high vibe coffee love,
StarFire Teja

 

Photo by StarFire Teja on Pixabay.

 

Sunset Reflection on the Ohio River

Greetings, dear you, from my happy coffee fun writing time… So, did you finish reflecting on 2019? How is day two of 2020 going for you so far?

This is just a short little post because I wanted to share this photo with you:

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Recently Pixabay accepted a few more photos into my portfolio (StarFire Teja on Pixabay), but for some reason they did not accept this photo, which was my very favorite one! I love how you can see the sun through the tree and also the sun’s reflection through the tree!

How do you feel when you look at this photo?

 

 

StarFire Teja on Pixabay!

Greetings, dear readers!

I’m excited to share that I am now on Pixabay! Even though I am an amateur photographer (and currently only have my Happy Tablet for my photo-taking habit), I so love taking photos that I decided I might as well try to have a portfolio… And today I found out that they accepted a couple of the images I uploaded!

This certainly happy’d up my mind on a very difficult fibro day! It was such fun downloading my own creations! I’ll share the photos here below… Autumn in Indiana! 🙂

With gratitude and delight,
Teja

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Autumn photos by StarFireTeja on Pixabay!

 

Happy-ing Up With Images

I am pretty sure that color saturation increases serotonin, that neurotransmitter which helps us to happy up… At least it seems to for me! How about you? Do you love looking at bright images? Do you notice how color saturation affects your mind?

When I first started blogging, I used a lot of NASA space images with my posts, because I didn’t know that there were other sites with free images… Discovering those other sites opened up whole new colorful worlds for me! One of my fave tasks of blogging is scrolling through images on Unsplash or Pixabay to find just the right image for each post… That scrolling has become like a spiritual practice which really helps to happy up my mind!

Another fun practice with images is collage-making. Do you ever make collages? Some people get really artistic and elaborate with their collages, but mine are pretty basic, as you can see in the photo…

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This collage is glued onto my next journal cover, and I really had fun creating this one. I think it’s going to be one of my favorites ever. Lately I’ve been struggling with a Fibromyalgia flare-up, and my mind can get pretty negative, especially about financial issues, so in this collage I added some humor to lighten up the situation. I laugh every time I see that phrase at the bottom, “You need financial solutions.” Then I say, “You’ve got that right, I sure do need them!”

The meditating Buddhist image* in this collage reflects my current studies of the teachings of the Zen Buddhist master, Thich Nhat Hanh. Soon I will write some posts about him and his Plum Village monastery in France. In his book, Peace is Every Step, he says, “The foundation of happiness is mindfulness. The basic condition for being happy is our consciousness of being happy.”

When I look at bright colorful images I feel happy, and I am aware of feeling that happiness. The next time you look at some beautiful photos, notice how they make you feel, and enjoy any happy feelings which arise!

May All Beings Be Happy! 🙂

 

* Buddhist image is a painting called “Serenity” by Anyès B. ~ AnyesEmotionArt.com