I used to love Andy Rooney's closing comments on "60 Minutes" each week. His ability to be sarcastic, simply being Andy Rooney always left me with a moment of great reflection, no matter what the topic. He passed away in 2011 and I can only imagine what his monologues would be like in today's political climate.
I want to get back to Saturday posts, but with a different direction from photography and a look at what it takes to define a great life. My goal is to get a few more of you to realize that even with the struggles you face building your business, you still need to stop and smell the roses every day.
"For most of life, nothing wonderful happens.
If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy.
If someone bases his happiness or unhappiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage, or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time.
If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap,
then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness."
It's the weekend; if you're shooting an event today, focus your camera for your clients then focus on your family and friends - all the happiness you need is right there!
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