that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

that day changed my life, i discovered a flat iron! { the hubby + i being our ridiculous selves. there is always laughter round these parts! }

Hey, you! Christy here. I am just SO very glad you stopped by! There are at least a bazillion photos, adventures and projects for you to DIY - so grab a cupppa whatever your vice is, and stay a spell!

A lil' Dose of Inspiration - Words to Live By

A lil' Dose of Inspiration - Words to Live By

Falls Lake | Raleigh, North Carolina |  © Christy Hydeck

“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender,
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant;
they too have their story.

"Secret Place" | Mixed-Media Art Journal Page |  © Christy Hydeck

Avoid loud and aggressive persons;
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater
and lesser persons than yourself

One of my photo spreads in Stampington's Life Images Magazine

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Manassas National Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia |  © Christy Hydeck

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Self-Portrait | Raleigh, North Carolina |  © Christy Hydeck

Be yourself.

Grasses + Light at First Landing State Park | Virginia Beach, Virginia | © Christy Hydeck

Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Morgan waiting ever so patiently | Raleigh, North Carolina |  © Christy Hydeck

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.

Cherry Blossom Festival | Hains Point | Washington, DC |  © Christy Hydeck

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be.

"soul's estate" | Artography by © Christy Hydeck | Manassas National Battlefield Park | Manassas, Virginia

And whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.

Morgan, My happy golden retriever as seen through my lensbaby lens | Raleigh, North Carolina |  © Christy Hydeck

Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.”
- Desiderata - by Max Ehrmann

Have your own favorite words of wisdom? Please share them in the comments!

Hoping you find your own happiness, strength, and peace today …

- Chrysti

Overheard at The Self Portrait Show

Overheard at The Self Portrait Show

Self-Portrait Book - My Scary, yet thrilling ride!

Self-Portrait Book - My Scary, yet thrilling ride!