Open your heart and invite the Hapfullness in!

Celebrate the Day by Tamara Magnitsky
Celebrate the Day by Tamara Magnitsky

Happy happy HAPFULL month everyone!

HAPFULL – Overflowing with the joy of being alive!

I’m sure you have noticed the slowdown around here. 🙂 Instead of our nearly daily posts on the blog we’re down to an occasional pace. I hadn’t necessarily planned such a slowdown but summer has infected my every cell and I decided to let myself embrace the slowdown and allow the hapfullness seep on in.

Within the calm, I’ve discovered that I like to paint, and listen to birds while my cat purrs on my lap, and that my seven year old can find her own diversions without my constant guidance. I’ve read books, watched bugs and laid on blankets under the stars.

January has found her way there too:

Small moments, Big Gratitude

by January Handl

Some days I get to awaken slowly,
feeling my body stretch and embrace
the warmed blankets around me,
savoring a perfect cup of wake-up juice,
weather offering a glimpse of heaven,
earthen magic holding me with gravity,
with exponential care
that I don’t fully understand,
or even wish to…

comes rushing in,
seeking me,
I open,
really letting it into
my heart,
I am loved
I am love
I am

Now for this day of exquisite opportunity, may my eyes and heart be open.

Hapfull living at it’s best don’t you think? Tamara’s photo also tells the same hapfull tale! This month your Bliss Initiative is to slow down and embrace what delights. Open your heart and invite the hapfullness in!


Tamara and January are here each Monday to help set the mood for the week!

Tamara Magnitsky

My mission is fulfilling a lifelong desire to be a creative professional making a positive difference in the lives of those I encounter. Photographing unique personalities in a fun and relaxed environment. To challenge myself creatively, listen deeply and take a damn good picture.
See Tamara’s photography on her Facebook Page.



January Handl

January Handl is first and always a mother, has been a preschool teacher and parent educator for 25 years. She is currently lives in Aptos California AND simply in awe of existence.

She calls her photo “hot tub bliss”  🙂

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