Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Welcome 2013 - Bluebirds of Happiness


On our last Canton trip, I found this precious little bluebird.  The idea popped into my head to have one of these little birds to place at random spots throughout the house (kind of like the "elf on the shelf")... to remind me of the blessings that surround me daily....

Hot coffee... cool, heady morning air... sunlight shining through the clouds...

A phone call from my children... photo-texts of my grands... a smile from a stranger... laughter with a friend...

crisp, perfect golf shot... the click of the knitting needles and the feel of soft yarn...

A hug...


And, Jubilee, my Mini, is also a little bluebird of happiness to me...


Last weekend, she got "boot stripes"... Love 'em!!   Thank you, Honey!  Driving this tiny little car just makes me happy!!  And, so does looking at her "boot"!  ;)


Amanda texted me this photo of her Bluebird of Happiness... nested within her Canton purchase... to remind her... 

I hope this year finds you keeping an eye out for your blessings and choosing happiness every chance you get!

I'm sorry, but I do not know the source of this photo... I saved it from an e-mail years ago.

Look forward... and let go.  It is our choice... every. single. day.

Watch for the Bluebirds... or the eagles...

And, bring on 2013!

Wishing you all the best this year has to offer.   blessings ~ tanna

31 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

you made me smile - you and your boot stripes. :)

twoknitwit said...

I think I need to find myself a bluebird :)

love your idea, Tanna!
happy new year ~ Melissa

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

2013, the year of Happy! :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy New Year to you and yours!

2013, the year of Happy! :)

Tanja said...

Tanna,what a wonderful world is this one where we and bluebirds are living!
Very nice napkins are on the 4th photo. I love such design.

It's Just Dottie said...

Happy New Year!
Blessing, Dottie

Donna said...

Happy New Year to you, too, Tanna!
I love bluebirds of happiness popping up in random places...GREAT idea.
I used to make these cute fuzzy birds out of styrofoam balls and pink fuzzy yarn (no knitting involved, sorry to say...oh, no, I'm not sorry...). I called them pink birds of possibility! I don't have one for myself because they kept flying off to other homes.
Be whole, be happy and enjoy the booty striped Jubilee!
You make me smile.

Wanda said...

Love this post. The blue bird, the darling little car with new boots. The display with the blue bird.
As I was looking and reading, I realized, I have two blue birds and now I will find a better way to display them, and remind my self of daily blessings. I finished my 1000 gift journal New Years Eve...and my first entry on 2013, #1001, was the blessing of my granddughter Monique (24) calling to tell me she's engaged!!!

I had my little Nissan painted this year, and I feel like I'm driving a brand new car.

Sending love and hugs..

Christine said...

I think the blue bird is a great idea. What I really love,is that Amanda has one, too. Something that you two can share even from a distance.

So you golf? Wow, your talents are never ending.

Stephanie V said...

Thank you for the reminder of the many ways that happiness comes to us. Love those stripes!

Sandy said...

I love all your blessings, especially little Jubilee...what a great name for your mini coop! I have so much to be thankful for and I am going to be on the look out for my own little bluebird!
Hugs!

ImSoVintage said...

I love your little blue bird and your boot stripes. It's going to be a great year.

Hugs,
Laura

Susan said...

Aren't we lucky? Bluebirds and eagles flying together and creating this peace and contentment within. May 2013 only bring love and happiness to you and your family.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love bluebirds. They DO bring happiness...they are frequently seen in our back yard and it always makes me smile to see them. Love your idea of placing them around the house. I like your boot stripes, too. I can just see you having fun zipping around in that cute little mini!
Have a wonderful week, Tanna!

The Little Adventures of LueLee said...

I love the little Bluebirds!!! Mini is looked super Awesome with her new stripes :) Shirley still needs to meet Jubilee and I would like more time with my Aunt and Uncle Hehehe Love yall bunches and HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! xoxoxoxo

Betsy Brock said...

are you sure they aren't bootie stripes? hahaha! Oh, they are cute!

Love your little bird and the whole idea behind it. I'm going to do it, too...just like Wanda did!

Chatty Crone said...

Awe I love your little blue mini and your boot stripes. And that quote is right on - to change we must let go. sandie

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh how I love bluebirds! Love the new boot stripes... she is adorable! ;) Happy New Year, Tanna! xo

podso said...

Loved every part of this post --from the bluebirds to make you smile to the boot stripes that also bring smiles ... and all the wisdom tucked in between. Many blessings and much joy in this new year.

Kerin said...

Hi my friend,
Loved this post!
I love your little bluebird... what a lovely idea.

Hope that this year is filled with blessings, and much happiness for you and your sweet family.

{{hugs}}
K.

Carol Z said...

Seeing you post is a bluebird for me! Wishes for happy, healthy and lots of bluebirds.

Debbie said...

I love this. I did not pick blue for my theme color this year, but if I had this would be just perfect. It almost makes me want to switch colors before I even start.

steph said...

Love the elf-on-a-shelf idea with the bluebird!! I have a little spot where mini "treasures" land...sort of like a nature table (only much smaller!!!) great boot stripes...how would they look on a prius????

Stickhorsecowgirls said...

I LOVE your bluebird idea! My mom who is suffering Alzheimer's had a small collection of crystal bluebirds, so this has my mind spinning with ideas!
May you have a very blessed New Year!
V

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

Oh your car would just take me back to my youth and make me smile everyday...love the strips!
The bird idea is great...yes reminding us of lives wonderful surprises, we don't want to miss them...they are kisses from heaven.

You play golf??? I need to learn, I might enjoy it.
Have a great week...hugs!!

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

I love the bluebird and gratitude thoughts. Your mini is adorable too...saving gas $$ would make me happy :)

Kelly said...

Such a great reminder as we start a new year! I love your bluebird idea. Your car is sooooo cute too. I've always loved those little mini's!

Shug said...

I encountered a lot of happiness here today..such an uplifting post!
Love the bluebird and all the thoughts of joy that go along with it!
Blessing to you Tanna.
I think there is another First Monday...this weekend! Will I see you there??
hugs

Tammy said...

Such a sweet idea. Your little bluebird is so very pretty nestled in that tiny nest. And I love your mini-Cooper. Wishing you a happy, healthy, wonderful new year. Tammy

Amanda said...

I adore my little bluebird of happiness - thank you. I have him perched in my favorite Canton find - both of which remind me of you and make me smile. =) Here's to a year of "yes" and "joy" and "more or less." Happy 2013!

Debbie said...

Jubilee looks like a bad dude with the stripes! Is she fun to drive? I always wondered about the Minis. Love your bluebird of happiness. I have one myself and will think of you when I see her. :)

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