Have you ever gotten to a point in your life where you’ve wondered what happiness is really like? I think as we get older, it’s harder and harder for us to “achieve” happiness. We “attach” all kinds of things to happiness, we put labels to what makes us happy, and we paint pictures of what it’s supposed to be like. But when our expectations don’t happen, we get disappointed. Our idea of happiness then becomes a failure. Happiness seems like a trophy that we can’t obtain. It seems as if happiness becomes an impossible thing…because the truth is, not all of our expectations happen one hundred percent. At least, not all at once. So what happens when you don’t know what happiness is like anymore? Look at a child. The happiness that a child gets from simple things is remarkable.
We finally got a warmer weather this past weekend and we were able to shoot Nehrielle, my 3-year old niece. We took her to the playground which is one of her favorite places and I can’t help but notice the joy that she gets climbing up the stairs, going down the slides, running around, and playing with the dirt. Things that we adults can no longer appreciate. Children don’t pursue happiness. They are just happy. They just do whatever makes them feel happy. It then reminded me of a saying by Guillaume Appolinaire that goes like this…
“Now and then, it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be happy.”
By the way, Nehrielle loves this outfit from Tea Collection and it totally makes her happy. It’s one of her favorite outfits to date. Tea Collection carries the cutest and most adorable fashion for kids, both girls and boys.