as bright as you allow it to be…

“New years eve and the future is going to be as bright as you allow it to be. So make it big and bright.” – Derek O’Neill

Last self-portrait jump for joy photo for 2012!

self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I took this jumping photo while walking along the seawall in Yaletown, Vancouver BC Canada when the fall leaves were vibrant with rich colours of reds, oranges and yellows. Nature is inspiring. It reminds me to live vibrantly.

I wish you all the courage to life and enjoy your life to your fullest potential, to follow your dreams with passion and joy… and I hope you have a lot of fun and lough a lot this year too!

Happy New Year!

With love, Eyoälha

magic and dreams and good madness…

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful, and don’t forget to make some art — write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.” – Neil Gaiman

Wishing Happy New Year to you! 🙂

2012 in review… Not bad for 8 months of Jumping joy :)

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

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4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 46,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 11 Film Festivals

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Jump for joy photo of the day – Richard Diamond! December 31, 2012

I am the force…

“I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man’s doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny.” – Anon

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Nava Cooper!

Beautiful jumping joy with Nava in Venice, California. 🙂

Enjoy your day!

the wondrous is real…

“Believe the wondrous is real, that is how you wish it into being.” — Diana Vreeland

Jump for joy photo of the day – Fereshteh Zeineddin and Ahmad Erfan! December 30, 2012

More amazing jumping from Fresh and Ahmad in the middle of a Kistilano suburb street in Vancouver, BC Canada. Another fun day of jumping joy 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

the brave leap forward…

“So often we wait
when it’s the brave leap forward
that would set us free.”
– Tyler Knott Gregson

Afternoon jumping for joy photo – Juanita Lohmeyer!

This was a very fun way to brighten a cold, raining, grey Vancouver day… Jumping for joy in the rain 🙂

Enjoy your afternoon!

become more and more happy…

“Happy people continuously change; and because they change they become more and more happy; and then more and more change is possible.” – Osho

Self-portrait Jump for Joy photo of the day – Eyoälha! :) December 29, 2012

self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

This was a fun afternoon I had while exploring the beaches along the coast of Kauai, Hawaii hoping out here and there to do jumping self-portraits 🙂

Looking forwards to playing in the sunshine again soon!

Enjoy your day!

with all my heart…

“I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.” ~ Vincent van Gogh

Afternoon Jump for Joy photo – Chad Deal!

Feel the super jumping for joy with Chad and his surf board in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a splendid afternoon! 🙂

endless possibility…

“Behind me is infinite power, before me is endless possibility, around me is boundless opportunity.” – Unknown

Jump for joy photo of the day – Leyla Morzan! December 28, 2012

Lovely Leyla leaping for joy on a very cool building in Chinatown, Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

people who uplift you…

“The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” – Epictetus

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Gustavo Imoberdorf!

Gustavo Jumping for joy during colourful fall in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great afternoon!

Creativity and love…

“Creativity and love come from the same source.” ~ Laurens Van der Post

Jump for joy photo of the day – Yuri! December 27, 2012

A beautiful shot of Yuri jumping for joy with the city of Vancouver across the harbour.

Have a splendid day!

The purpose of life is to live it…

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

Afternoon jumping joy – Deborah Richards and Michelle Cote!

A fun afternoon hike in the rain in the enchanted forest of Lynn Canyon, North Vancouver, BC Canada. Attempting to capture this shot was challenging between the rain and my small hand held point and shoot.. but we got one! 🙂 It is so beautiful in this forest, I must go back to do more jumping for joy there.

Have a wonderful afternoon.

action creates momentum…

“Keep moving ahead because action creates momentum, which in turn creates unanticipated opportunities.” – Nick Vujicic

Newsletter Archive featuring Michelle Cote from November 19, 2012

Newsletter Archive featuring Michelle Cote from November 19, 2012

Michelle and Finn jumping for joy in a Vancouver, BC Canada suburb.

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Have a wonderful day!

spread joy and playfulness…

“Always make time for fun and recreation to balance the mind and spread joy and playfulness.” – Louis J. Guadagnino

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Eyoälha and Anne Vollborn!

Another fun photo from a couple of years ago.. me and my friend Anne jumping for joy on the top of a pyramid in Mexico 🙂

Share your joy with the world!

12.25.2012 In celebration without randier and santa clause…

In celebration without randier and santa clause …

and looking forward to all the wonderful things in store in the coming year 🙂

“…unending sincere thanks to anyone and everyone who has – directly or indirectly – inspired me this year past, who has pushed, challenged, educated, reminded, supported, shared, criticised, trusted, guided, encouraged, irritated, coached, reflected, mirrored back, touched, connected, frustrated, reached out, annoyed, enjoyed with, danced with, celebrated with, smiled with, laughed with, loved with, stretched, and moved me!

In inspiration we trust. ’tis always the season of goodwill.

With deep gratitude and a joyful shout out for all of us in 2013 – thanks for bringing me home – again and again…

love • all • ways” – Adam Pearson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Anna, Eyoälha and Andrew! December 25, 2012

JOY TO THE WORLD!

Photo taken by Claudine. www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Photo taken by Claudine. http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

I LOVE this series of photos taken a couple of years ago of us jumping into the pool in the pouring rain in Ubud, Bali by Claudine. There was such high energy and joy that I cant help but giggle when I look at them, I hope you feel the same 🙂 ONE MORE TIME!

Wishing you much JOY today and always!

in harmony…

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Honeybee Henderson!

Beautiful Honeybee jumping with Joy! in Topanga Canyon, California 🙂

Have a JOY-ful day! Joy to the world! 🙂

believe in ourselves…

“Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience” – e. e. Cummings

Jump for joy photo of the day – Tyler Houseman! December 24, 2012

Jumping for joy on Kits beach, Vancouver BC Canada Tyler Houseman from the movie Twilight gets some great air time.

Have a wonderful day!

collects, combines, amplifies, and animates…

“Genius is that energy which collects, combines, amplifies, and animates.” – Samuel Johnson

Jump photo of the day – Stefany Mathias! December 23, 2012

Super jumping joy from Stefany at Griffith Park Observatory in Los Angeles, California.

Have a wonderful day!

Life must be lived as play…

“Life must be lived as play.” ~ Plato

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Koshala Basnayake!

Amazing jumping joy with Koshi at Whytecliff Park, BC Canada!

Have a fabulous afternoon!

follow your dream…

“You must follow your dream.” – Abraham

Jump photo of the day – Sarah Edmondson! December 22, 2012

The lovely Sarah Edmondson jumping for joy at Kits Beach, in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

The power of the universe is within you…

“Like water, be peaceful. Like earth, know your balance. Like fire, be alive. Like air, fly free. The power of the universe is within you!” – Anthea

Newsletter Archive featuring Marc Andre Gagnon from November 12, 2012

Newsletter Archive featuring Marc Andre Gagnon from November 12, 2012

All photos of Marc Andre were taken in Kauai, Hawaii.. this one has a little bit of me in it too, self-portrait set with the camera timer.

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life you’re proud of…

”…live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

challenged and growing and having fun…

“You’ll never be disappointed if you always keep an eye on uncharted territory, where you’ll be challenged and growing and having fun.” – Kirstie Alley

More of my birthday jumping joy! 20.12.2012 :)

Another jumping for joy photo of me from a couple of years ago in Teotihuacan, Mexico to celebrate my 42nd birthday today… 🙂 hehe Fun times!

Hope you are having a great day!

keep growing in all areas of life…

“The key to success is to keep growing in all areas of life – mental, emotional, spiritual, as well as physical.” – Julius Erving

Happy Birthday to me :) 20.12.2012

sel-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

sel-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

Self-portrait photo by Eyoälha Baker http://www.jumpforjoyphotoproject.com

The theme today, as you may have guessed, is ME jumping for joy to celebrate my 42nd birthday 🙂

I don’t usually get this excited about celebrating my birthday but it sure is fun going through all my old jumping photos.. like these ones from about 5 years ago… long before I had even imagined doing this Jump for Joy! photo project. I guess it was always destined to be 🙂

We are happy when we are growing…

“Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.” – William Butler Yeats

Its my Birthday! and I’m Jumping for Joy! 12 – 20 – 2012

As I begin my 42nd year of life, I am feeling blessed and excited to experience what life has in store for me this year 🙂 So far I have had quite the adventure and it just keeps getting better every year. Today I’m jumping for joy!

This photo was taken of me last year in Maui, Hawaii by my friend Anna. Great memories and so much fun and lots of laughing…

Hope you have a wonderful day today!

Going in the right direction…

“Keep your head and heart going in the right direction, and you won’t have to worry about your feet.” – Unknown

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Uli Meitzner!

This one goes a couple of years back to jumping on the top of a pyramid in Teotihuacan, Mexico. What amazing memories.. and photos from this day. 🙂

Enjoy your afternoon!