Thanks to the WONDERFUL Nova Collective, myself and the equally WONDERFUL Kamala Creations had the opportunity to collaborate our artistic vibes and merge into ‘Mindful Makers’ for the day at Mytholmroyd Gala on July 7th.
Using arts and creativity the Mindful Makers workshop explored the meaning on happiness, which in turn SPREAD THE HAPPY VIBES…. because after all, happiness is contagious!
It was a scrumptious sunny day filled with lots of lovely food, exciting activities, and fantastic music. Everybody’s faces were plastered with beaming smiles, their bellies filled with delights from the likes of Ricks Mexican (the best food in the valley, may I add) and The CO-OP’s freebies, and their ears perked by musical delights from Hebden Radio and The Orangebox’s young people. So, our task of spreading the happiness wasn’t at all hard to do, although I’d like to think we added that little extra in their hearts.
Rita Schiano says ‘Talking about our problems is our greatest addiction. Break the habit, talk about your joys’, and this is what we did.
Through the medium of creativity our guests were welcomed into our beautiful space to create mandalas and bunting expressing what makes them happy. The discussions had in our little happy corner were truly fascinating. From ‘days spent with family’ to ‘playing Minecraft’, all the happy vibes shared were THE BEST!
A truly happy day had by all!
Thank you Mytholmroyd Gala, and all you amazing happy people.
Happiness is the people you love.
Happiness is the stranger in the street smiling back.
Happiness is an empty to-do list.
Happiness is a log fire.
Happiness is a freshly vacuumed carpet.
Happiness is travelling to new places and seeing new things.
Happiness is feeling blessed, and sharing tea with those you love.
Happiness is something great that happens to you that you don’t expect.
Happiness is creating the baby.
Happiness is being young at heart no matter what your body says.
Happiness is a smile to a stranger.
Happiness is the right piece of music at just the right time.
Happiness is clean sheets.
Happiness is HiFi.
Happiness is perspective and purpose.
Happiness is puppies, kittens, ducklings, lambs, pretty much any baby animals really.
Happiness is people loving other people.
Happiness is knowing that people accept me for who I am.
Happiness is buses.
Happiness is a good nights sleep.
Happiness is helping people and doing something you love.
Happiness is the feeling of sand between your toes.
Happiness is freshly cut flowers and a bowl of fruit.
Happiness is friends making you laugh.
Happiness is a drive with the window down on a sunny day.
Happiness is contentment.
Happiness is why we are here?