As I was researching topics for this post, I came across the word "eunoia," which is pronounced "u-`noy-ă." Eunoia is a noun and is defined as beautiful thinking or a well mind. I was not familiar with this word, but eunoia is certainly something I thrive for.
|Chinese Valentine's Cookies for The Sunshines' Of My Life|
Brother's Scan N Cut 2; EK Success Heart Punch; Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set; Various Cardstock and Paper; Sharpie Micron Pen; Glue and Adhesive Foam Dots
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Ray of Sunshine
Anything But Cute: Challenge #10 - Grungy Love
Karen's Word Art Wednesday #219
|Valentine's Straw Embellishments for My Wife's Gift|
Brother's Scan N Cut 2; EK Success Punch; Tim Holtz Simple Sayings Stamp Set; Sharpie Micron Pen; Baker's Twine; Paper, Cardstock and Ribbon Scraps
Moo-Mania: Use Your Scraps
Try It On Tuesday: A Fine Romance
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Have A Heart
Sam & Sarah's Quinceañera Cards
Original Scanned Artwork; Tim Holtz Dies, Embossing Folder, & Stamps; Martha Stewart Flower Punch; Sequins; Ranger's Stickles; Markers; Inkpads; Cardstock
Patels, Calligraphy Marker, Sharpie Micron Pen, Handmade Cork Stamp, and Gold Acrylic Paint
Alexandra's Sunday Sketches
Ramona's Inspire Me Monday - Week #214
Kristin & Eva's Paint Party Friday - Week 49 Year 5
Kim's Show Your Face
Julie's Art Journal Every Day
I also believe eunoia can be achieved by finding time to immerse in one's passions, such as the visual arts, music, literature, cooking, or exercising.
|Post Markings - Old Del Rio|
iPhone 4S Photograph
Our Beautiful World #133 - Markings
Denise & Roger's ABC Wednesday - E is for Eunoia
Julia's What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday #349
Last, but not least, I believe eunoia can be achieved by being able to find beauty in our surroundings, no matter how insignificant these may appear. Where or how do you find eunoia?
I want to thank all my followers and everyone that took the time to leave a comment. By the way, I found out that I lost several of my followers due to some changes by Google's Friend Connect, so please accept my apologies. I also found out that there is supposed to be a Google cookies notice on my blog, but I'm not sure it's showing or if it's something I need to set. If you have any information, please let me know. Happy Valentine's Day!
the cards and the Valentine Day creations are beautiful,,
the words and the art are lovely,,
I think we all lost followers....
Great to have you join us at atry itvon Tuesday
Love Chrissie xx
Thank you very much for linking to Moo Mania & More and TioT's!
I adore your gift to your Sunshines' of your life! How fun are these little cookies! I'm sure they are going to be the highlight of your family's Valentine's Day!
Thank you for adding your Sunshines' gifts to our Grungy Love challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT
Wishing you a wonderful week ~ ^_^
Beautiful artwork as always and I too lost some followers.
I was really upset thinking that I may have offended them, but couldn't think why. I'd written nothing offense as far as I could remember. I then thought that perhaps it was because I've moved more into my art for my posts... but I didn't realise it was Goggle's doing.
I think it might have been nice to have had some notice.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day and blessings to you and yours :D
Beautiful and very creative Valentine's gitfs! Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar
These are SO super cute. I am grateful beyond words to have you share your talents with us. It means so much to have you share your art in our challenge, and I hope that you have a wonderfully blessed week. Please stop by to join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday
shine on *~*
i think you are right in what you say about thriving to live up to that word... maybe not doing exactly what you say but just... trying to do the best one can in the way he wants to make the best of every moment and not only for himself but also every other living creature around him.
Having faith is a blessing wich sadly enough lots of people don't have.
be and stay blessed!
have a nice abc-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
and I see a cookies notification, I think it get put there automatically
The word 'eunoia' sounds quite beautiful... it rolls off the tongue :)
Have a wonderful Wednesday
I like all your Valentine's Day work - very unique.
Thanks for sharing
Have a great week
Sharon K #44
I love all your bits of art. Especially the Valentine's straws.
Have a good week,
Beautiful artwork and what a lovely word.
Annie x #10
Delightful artwork yet again Arnoldo.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent with us.
Thank you for sharing with us in Our Beautiful World!AriadnefromGreece!
Paper Talk with Samra
Sussie nr 8 WOYWW
I always like the way you make a styled photo of your art, presenting it with other items, like the Chinese Valentine's cookies with the white buttons. That's clever using crosswords with your scraps piece.
Great art, great word and a great blogpost.
As for the Google cookies notice, I believe it is a European legislation only and Google have put it up automatically on European blogger blogs. You can Google it at "Google cookies alert on blogger".