It’s a gift to be alive…

“Life is wonderful. It’s a gift to be alive, to see the sun and breathe the air. And there isn’t really anything else.” ― Michael Crichton

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Marissa Cepelinski!

Sweet jumping joy in in a gaden in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

the kind of self that you will be happy to live…

“Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life.” ~ Golda Meir

Finding joy in the beautiful nature of Kauai, jumping joy with Richard Diamond!

Jumping for joy hiking up the ‘Sleeping Giant” Mountain in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a super fun day!

The adventure of life is to…

“The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.” ― William Arthur Ward

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Yuri Bojôrquez!

Jumping joy along the Seymour River in North Vancouver as the sun goes down.

Enjoy your day!

the power of passion…

“Never underestimate the power of passion.” 
- Eve Sawyer

Jump for joy photo of the day – Michael Lyons!

Co-owner Michael Lyons jumping for joy in his new vegan restaurant called Graze in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

you are one of a kind…

“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Jump for joy afternoon photo – Emanuel Ramos and Sergio Osuna!

So much fun jumping for joy on the Burrard Street Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.

Have a great day!

Jump for joy photo of the day – Dawn Neale! June 28, 2013

The lovely Dawn Neale jumping for joy in Gastown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

the adventures that we can have…

“We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharlal Nehru

Newsletter Archive featuring Sierra Tasi-Baker from April 29, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around… Newsletter Archive featuring Sierra Tasi-Baker from April 29, 2013

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

the glorious pursuit of life…

“Find life experiences and swallow them whole. Travel. Meet many people. Go down some dead ends and explore dark alleys. Try everything. Exhaust yourself in the glorious pursuit of life.” – Lawrence K. Fish

Jump for joy photo of the day – Qelsey Zeeper! June 27, 2013

Jumping for joy along the street in Vancouver’s Chinatown, Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

we can only be human together…

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Makenzie Chilton!

Jumping up for joy and floating off with some red balloons in Gastown, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful afternoon!

The sharing of joy…

“The sharing of joy, whether physical, emotional, psychic, or intellectual, forms a bridge between the sharers which can be the basis for understanding much of what is not shared between them, and lessens the threat of their difference.” – Audre Lorde

Jump for joy photo of the day – Bella Eales! June 26, 2013

Jumping joy with Bella at David Lamb Park in Yaletown. Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

invitation to believe better things…

“…You will need other people and you will need to be that other person to someone else, a living breathing screaming invitation to believe better things.” — Jamie Tworkowski

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Maximiliano!

Jumping up as the sun goes down under the Burrad Street Bridge in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

hang out with a wide range of people…

“Try to hang out with a wide range of people – who have different views and interests, outlooks and beliefs, personalities, goals, plans, hopes and dreams. Let them help you to discover hidden parts of who you are – that you haven’t been able to embrace before. Then give yourself permission to step outside the box and, perhaps, be someone different from who you thought you were.”Positivity

Jump for joy photo of the day – Brandi Leifso!

Lovely Brandi Leifso jumping for joy in North Vancouver, Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

before me is endless possibility…

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

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Vicho!

Adorable jumping joy in North Vancouver, Canada. I love this little guy 🙂

Enjoy your afternoon!

What counts in life…

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others.” – Nelson Mandela

Jump for joy photo of the day – Theresa Walsh! June 24, 2013

Standing out in the trees.. a vibrant jump of joy in Vancouver, Canada.

Have a brilliant day!

Happiness is contagious…

“Happiness is contagious… When you reflect happiness, then all others around you catch the Happy Bug and are happy, too.” – Jennifer Leese

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Stefany Mathias-Butler!

The lovely Stefany Mathias-Butler Jumping for joy at the Griffith Park Conservatory in Los Angeles, California.

Have a great day!

the best thing in you…

“This force, which is the best thing in you, your highest self, will never respond to any ordinary half-hearted call, or any milk-and-water endeavor. It can only be reached by your supremest call, your supremest effort. It will respond only to the call that is backed up by the whole of you, not part of you; you must be all there in what you are trying to do. You must bring every particle of your energy, unanswerable resolution, your best efforts, your persistent industry to your task or the best will not come out of you. You must back up your ambition by your whole nature, by unbounded enthusiasm and a determination to win which knows no failure… Only a masterly call, a masterly will, a supreme effort, intense and persistent application, can unlock the door to your inner treasure and release your highest powers.” – Orison Swett Marden

Jump for joy photo of the day – Dannie Raymond and Jude Kusnierz! June 23, 2013

A bright shot of jumping joy playing around in a small black and pink striped ally way in Vancouver, Canada.

Enjoy your day!

fire within me…

“Sky above me, earth below me, fire within me.” – Unknown

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Samantha Fox Olson!

Beautiful jumping joy in a field in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a fabulous day!

living a life full of appreciation…

“Authentic happiness involves living a life full of appreciation – being mindful of each and every moment – and passionately pursuing knowledge, friendships, health and career goals.” – Dr. Martin Seligman (Positive Psychology)

Jump for joy photo of the day – David Blair! June 22, 2013

Jumping for joy on the Lions Gate Bridge in Vancouver, Canada.

Have a great day!

You have what it takes right now…

“…you must run toward your challenges with all your might, because the easiest way through them is to trample them beneath your feet. You have what it takes right now.” – Marc and Angel Hack Life

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Honeybee Henderson!

A beautiful warm sunny day in Topnga Canyon, California with the stunning Honeybee Henderson and her dog Molly.

Have a wonderful day!

Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you…

“Adventure is allowing the unexpected to happen to you. Exploration is experiencing what you have not experienced before. How can there be any adventure, any exploration, if you let somebody else – above all, a travel bureau – arrange everything before-hand?” ― Richard Aldington

Jump for Joy photo of the day – Taraneh and Adam King! June 21, 2013

This was taken last year at Granville Island on their 2 year anniversary… must be coming up again soon 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Excellence is never an accident…

“Excellence is never an accident. It is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, and intelligent execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives – choice, not chance, determines your destiny.” ― Aristotle

Newsletter Archive Featuring Julian Guderley from April 15, 2013

In case you missed it the first time around, check out… Newsletter Archive Featuring Julian Guderley from April 15, 2013

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

how you want your life to be…

“What you have to decide… is how you want your life to be. If your forever was ending tomorrow, would this be how you’d want to have spent it? Listen, the truth is, nothing is guaranteed. You know that more than anybody. So dont be afraid. Be alive.” ― Sarah Dessen

Jump for joy photo of the day – Malorie Shmyr! June 20, 2013

The lovely pixie Malorie Shmyr.. glowing and leaping through the beautiful North Vancouver forrest… sweet jumping joy.

Have a wonderful day!

It must come from within…

“Happiness cannot come from without. It must come from within. It is not what we see and touch or that which others do for us which makes us happy; it is that which we think and feel and do, first for the other fellow and then for ourselves.” – Hellen Keller

Jump for joy afternoon photo – Sergio Osuna!

Some joyful afternoon jumping on the Burrard Street bridge in vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a spectacular day!

Risks must be taken…

“Risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.” – Leo Buscaglia

Jump for joy photo of the day – Alice Chen! June 19, 2013

Lovely miss Alice jumping for joy on the rooftop of a building in vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

more important than fear…

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – James Neil Hollingworth

Self-portrait jumping joy photo by Eyoälha for Maggie!

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

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

It’s me again.. jumping for joy in Whistler, BC Canada. This photo is dedicated to a very special little girl named Maggie. I learned recently that after being told by doctors that she would never be able to jump, she proved them wrong and is now an expert jumper! …and big fan of my project, so this one if for you Maggie! 🙂

You can se her jump on my fb page, posted by Dyan Diamond… and well… I don’t normally post other peoples photos here, but here she is, jumping her heart out:

Photo submitted to the Jump for joy facebook page by Dyan Diamond

Photo submitted to the Jump for joy facebook page by Dyan Diamond

Have a wonderful day!