what makes you come alive…

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” 

- Harold Whitman

Newsletter Archive Featuring Koshala Basnayake from January 7, 2013

Newsletter Archive Featuring Koshala Basnayake from January 7, 2013

I took all the photos of Koshala in Vancouver BC Canada… fun jumps! 🙂

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features via email:
Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE 🙂

jump higher than that…

“The human spirit is indomitable. No one can ever say you must not run faster than this or jump higher than that. There will never be a time when the human spirit will not be able to better existing records.” – Sir Roger Bannister

Jump for joy photo of the day – Jude Kusnierz and Dannie Raymond! February 28, 2013

Beautiful jumping joy in a black and pink striped ally way in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

SPREAD JOY THROUGH THE WORLD, ONE JUMP AT A TIME!

There is a magic about you…

“You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own…” – D.M. Dellinger

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Sarah Edmondson!

The lovely Sarah Edmondson letter her inner child out to play at Kitsilano Beach, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

Motivating people to support a dream – vision – goal!

My vision – dream – goal is to capture the joy of the human spirit in mid air around the world. I plan to take over 1000 photos of people jumping for joy, publish a book with them and do several art shows with a selection of the best images. Pleas follow along as I create this vision into reality 🙂

make a fundamental difference in someone’s life…

“There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone’s life.” – Sister Mary Rose McGeady

Jump for joy photo of the day – Taj Jure and Marc Andre Gagnon! February 27, 2013

What a fun day of jumping for joy in the beautiful nature of Kauai, Hawaii! 🙂

Have a splendid day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

the act of propelling yourself forward…

“There is, in the end, an irrevocable prize and the sense of achievement for not quitting, for using every tool at your disposal in the act of propelling yourself forward, whether it’s determination, humor, humility or simple human interaction.” – Race Director, The Coastal Challenge

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Brandi Leifso!

Brandi, CEO of Evelyn Iona Cosmetics is jumping for joy at the Vancouver Sea Bus terminal. Keep an eye out for her make up magic on the Western Canada Fashion Week Fantasy Hair show on is March 25th! 🙂 Go Brandi!

Have a wonderful afternoon!

 

Life is about…

“…Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” – Gilda Radner

Jump for joy photo of the day – Laurel L. Lewis! February 26, 2013

The beautiful Laurel L. Lewis jumping for joy in warm Santa Monica sunshine in California.

Have a marvellous day!

Believe in what you want…

“Believe in what you want so much that it has no choice but to materialize.” – Karen Salmansohn

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Scott Molluso!

Jumping for joy in Venice, California.

Enjoy your day!

Art enables us to…

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton

Jump for joy photo of the day – Max Horvat! February 25, 2013

Jumping for joy with the tall trees Whytecliff Park, BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

Uncontrollable laughter shared with friends…

“…there is nothing quite like uncontrollable laughter shared with friends to release the niggling worries & small sorrows that are an inevitable part of living in the world. May we all find those with whom we can be silly. May we be the instigators of silly at least once in a while.” – Oriah

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Süreç Özcan!

Jumping for joy along the road in Mexico.

Enjoy your day!

🙂

To make progress…

“To make progress, we need to be able to imagine alternative realities, and not just any old reality but a better one.” – Tali Sharot

Jump for joy photo of the day – Marissa Cepelinski! February 24, 2013

Sweet jumping joy with Marissa in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

life is play…

“The true object of all human life is play.” ~ G.K. Chesterton

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Eyoälha and Deborah!

My beautiful friend Deborah and I jumping for joy in North vancouver, BC Canada for my camera self timer. What a good laugh it is attempting to time self-portraits, especially with more than one person 🙂

Have a great afternoon!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

have the courage to dream…

“The world lies in the hands of those who have the courage to dream and who take the risk of living out their dreams – each according to his or her own talent.” – Paulo Coelho

Jump for joy photo of the day – Zara! February 23, 2013

Jumping for joy at 3rd Beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

every day you get to wake up and breathe is a gift…

“LIVE now! Go travel, express yourself, break your fears, dream big, forgive, apologize, do something amazing for someone else, use your fancy silverware, love fully, and be nothing but grateful because every day you get to wake up and breathe is a gift and you can never be sure you will have it again tomorrow…so be grateful, LIVE life to the fullest NOW!” – Nandie Oosthuizen

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Lilou Mace!

The beautiful and inspiring miss Lilou Mace jumping for joy in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a great weekend!

A feature about Jump for Joy! Photo Project in The Daily Alchemy by Michelle Dobbins!

A lovely little interview about my inspiration for the project… Enjoy!

Eyoälha Baker & the Jump for Joy Photo Project interview in The Daily Alchemy by Michelle Dobbins February 22, 2013

Eyoälha Baker & the Jump for Joy Photo Project interview in The Daily Alchemy by Michelle Dobbins February 22, 2013

Eyoälha Baker & the Jump for Joy Photo Project The Daily Alchemy interview by Michelle Dobbins February 22, 2013

embrace the flow of life…

“Fearless people embrace the flow of life with perseverance and determination. They view life as an adventure and not an ordeal.” — Barbara M. Perkins

Jump for joy photo of the day – Makenzie Chilton! February 22, 2013

Beautiful jumping joy as the sun goes down in Gastown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

You are good enough…

“You are good enough, smart enough, beautiful enough, strong enough. Believe it and STOP letting insecurity run your life.” – Thema Davis

Newsletter Archive Featuring Jose Gavina from January 14, 2013

Newsletter Archive Featuring Jose Gavina from January 14, 2013

AND its his Birthday today! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSE!!! 🙂

I took all the photos of Jose in Seymour Mountain and North Vancouver BC Canada… fun jumps! 🙂

To learn more about the amazing people in my jump for joy photo project you can receive the latest Newsletter Features via email:
Subscribe to the Jump for Joy! NEWSLETTER HERE 🙂

Dwell on the beauty of life…

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” ― Marcus Aurelius

Jump for joy photo of the day – Koshala Basnayake! February 20, 2013

Jumping for joy on the dock at Granville Island Market, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

you can create whatever you want…

“How amazing that you can create whatever you want with your mind, your actions and your collaborations?” Marsha Wright

Afternoon Jumping joy photo – Eyoälha Baker (me:)!

Here is an old shot of me jumping for joy on a doc in Dominican Republic taken in 2009. Still makes me feel joyful when I see it 🙂

Please help me continue my goal/dream of doing jump for joy photos around the world…

Watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have).

Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

Have a spectacular day!

The ability to play…

“The ability to play is essential to being a creative artist.” – Dewitt Jones

Jump for joy photo of the day – Laurel L. Lewis! February 19, 2013

Laurel jumping for joy beside a giant horse mural in Santa Monica, California. Fun!

Have a wonderful day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

the child like feeling of wide-eyed excitement…

“…the child like feeling of wide-eyed excitement, spontaneous appreciation, cutting loose, and being full of awe and wonder at the magnificence of this Universe.” – Wayne Dyer

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Ken Lardizabal!

Some great jumping joy by Ken in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a splendid afternoon!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

the inspiring vision of my future…

“Standing in the inspiring vision of my future, I boldly take every step – large and small – with courage and intent.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Jump for joy photo of the day – Stefany Mathias! February 19, 2013

My lovely cousin Stefany jumping for joy at the Griffith Conservatory in Los Angeles, California.

Have an excellent day!

the only reason to be alive is to enjoy…

“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.” ― Rita Mae Brown

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Honeybee Henderson!

Playing with colours and jumping for joy in the beautiful nature of Topanga Canyon, California.

Have a magnificent day!

ps

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

never stop believing that you will somehow make it…

“No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it. Have a unrelenting belief that things will work out, that the long road has a purpose, that the things that you desire may not happen today, but they will happen. Persist and persevere, your desired path remains possible.” — Brad Gast

Please watch my Video entry to My Destination with people jumping for joy around Vancouver then scroll down the the green box where it says vote. You will see buttons for facebook, Twitter, Stumble, G+ and Pinterest. Press the buttons and share to your pages (whichever ones you have). Thank you for supporting my project 🙂

Jump for joy photo of the day – Mark Hildreth! February 18, 2013

Jumping joy in West Hollywood, Los Angeles California.

Have fun today!

a better space for all of us to shine…

“Never hold your light back for fear of being too bright! Your light creates a better space for all of us to shine!” – Lee Vickers

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Jose Gavina!

Jumping for joy in the snow on Seymour Mountain in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Enjoy your day!

great leap forward…

“Every great leap forward in your life comes after you have made a clear decision of some kind” ~ Brian Tracy

Jump for joy photo of the day – Mackenzie Moen! February 17, 2013

Spectacular jumping joy into a beautiful waterfall pool in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a great day!