There is a myth, sometimes widespread, that a person need do only inner work...that a man is entirely responsible for his own problems; and that to cure himself, he need only change himself...The fact is, a person is so formed by his surroundings, that his state of harmony depends entirely on his harmony with his surroundings.

- Christopher Alexander, The Timeless Way of Building
found in Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Most supplies are Close To My Heart:
Paper - Happy Times paper collection; Ink - Pixie, Canary, Glacier, Sunset;
Embellishments - Le Pen, Canvas Letters; Dies - Stitched Rectangles (MFT).

        Harmony Goals         
Be present
Speak no evil
 Love the Earth
Breathe & Enjoy

Inspired by an amazing person and friend, I am going to participate in Plastic Free July. Check out her inspirational blog here!  It is definitely ambitious to go to zero plastic instantly, but it has been something I have been increasingly mindful about. I am excited to try out some more tips and tricks this month to move towards eliminating wasteful plastic in my life. The quote I found above caused me to really think some more about my Happiness Project. Being in our new home and beautiful, peaceful surroundings has brought a positive change to my life. June was a busy, chaotic month and July should be more slower paced. I have too much stress in my life, though. I'm not sure if I have always carried around a lot of stress or if it has just been weighing me down more heavily in the last year, but it is something that I need to address this summer. There are so many pieces to happiness and peace, and I look forward to the changes that can come with these goals in mind this month.

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  1. Thanks for the link, lady :). Happy to hear you're in the new place! We will have to meet up soon and catch up. I think it's great that you are taking the challenge! I hope you will find peaceful moments to be plentiful this summer - you deserve that!


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