Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent…

“Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not… nothing is more common than unsuccessful people will talent. Genius will not… unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not…. the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” – Calvin Coolidge

Afternoon jumping photo with Scott Molluso and his dad Anthony!

A night time jumping for joy photo of father and son in Venice, California.

Have a fantastic day!

Just start…

“Just start; everything else will fall in place. Besides, getting started is a great way to be at the right place at the right time, so you can catch that big break. Waiting around doesn’t give you the input necessary to figure out what works and what doesn’t. You have to begin and then build upon each step you take.”Marc and Angel Hack Life

Dream lofty dreams…

“Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your Vision is the promise of what you shall one day be. Your Ideal is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil.” — James Allen

Afternoon jumping joy with – Dannie Raymond and Jude Kusnierz!

Dannie and Jude playing around in a very cool black and pink striped ally way in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

about vision, growth, and change…

“Art, your personal work, is about vision, growth, and change.” – Wendell H. Arneson

Jump for joy photo of the day – Michelle Cote! July 30, 2013

Jumping around for joy in a Vancouver suburb.
Have a fabulous day!

keeping one’s mind open to opportunity…

“Success of life depends upon keeping one’s mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.” – Alice Foote MacDougall

Afternoon jumping joy photo with – Thaïs Sewell (my mom :)!

Jumping around in the beautiful nature of North Vancouver BC Canada.

Have an amazing day!

They are all your teachers…

“Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.” – Buddha

Jump for joy photo of the day – Caroline MacGillivray! July 29, 2013

Lovely jumping joy with Caroline on a dock at Jericho Beach in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a splendid day!

a train of thought on which to ride…

“Real, constructive mental power lies in the creative thought that shapes your destiny, and your hour-by-hour mental conduct produces power for change in your life. Develop a train of thought on which to ride. The nobility of your life as well as your happiness depends upon the direction in which that train of thought is going.”
 – Laurence J. Peter

Afternoon jump for joy with Greg!

Having some fun playing around at Spanish Banks beach in Vancouver, doing some jump for joy photos just before sunset.

Have a wonderful day!

Life is to be enjoyed…

“In all of living, have much fun and laughter. Life is to be enjoyed, not just endured.” ― Gordon B. Hinckley

Jump for joy photo of the day – Andrea Spiegel! July 28, 2013

Jumping for joy on a sunny Vancouver day… Vancouver (not) wet today 🙂

Have a great day!

live a life you’re proud of…

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Malorie Shmyr!

Playing in the forest jumping joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

Live it well…

“Living ~ Its your life, live it well, live it to the fullest, make the most of it, each day that is gone we cant get back. Mind you we cant change it once its lived but we dont want to live in regret either…. Live it well!” ~ Cam Richmond

Jump for joy photo of the day – Zen! July 27, 2013

Fun jumping joy in Coal Harbour, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a super day!

inside our own fantasies…

“Each of us lives dependent and bound by our individual knowledge and our awareness. All that is what we call reality. However, both, knowledge and awareness, are equivocal. One’s reality might be another’s illusion. We all live inside our own fantasies.” — Itachi Uchiha

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Zander and Lilou Mace!

Jumping for joy as the sun sets in beautiful Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a fabulous day!

the degree of pleasure you derive…

“Your chances of success are directly proportional to the degree of pleasure you derive from what you do.” — Michael Korda

Jump for joy photo of the day – Kimberly Dean! July 26, 2013

Having some fun jumping around in North Vancouver!

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it requires cultivating…

“Your mind is not a cage. It’s a garden. And it requires cultivating.” – Libba Bray

Newsletter Archive Featuring Fiona Forbes from May 27, 2013 @FionaForbes

In case you missed it the first time around, check out the: Newsletter Archive Featuring Fiona Forbes from May 27, 2013

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Seize every second of your life…

“You’ll seldom experience regret for anything that you’ve done. It is what you haven’t done that will torment you. The message, therefore, is clear. Do it! Develop an appreciation for the present moment. Seize every second of your life and savor it. Value your present moments.” 
- Wayne Dyer

Jump for joy photo of the day – Diana Welvaert! July 25, 2013

Jumping for joy at the Winter Olympic Flame in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

play of the imagination is incalculable…

“Without this playing with fantasy no creative work has ever yet come to birth. The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” – Carl Jung

Afternoon jump for joy photo – David Blair!

Jumping joy on Lions Gate Bridge Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

choose to do what you want to do…

“The minute you choose to do what you want to do it’s a different kind of life.” – R. Buckminster Fuller

Jump for joy photo of the day – Qelsey Zeeper! July 24, 2013

Jumping for joy along the road in Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a great day!

the meaning and the purpose of life…

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” – Aristotle

Afternoon jump for joy photo – Jessica Carter!

Summer time jumping joy at Ambelside in West Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fabulous day!

Vancouver jumps for joy at RAW – EN MASSE Vancouver October 25, 2013!

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Excited! I have just been selected to show some of my photos at RAW EN MASSE in Vancouver October 25, 2013!!!

I have one month to select and print images for the show, this will be quite the task. Tickets are $15 for anyone interested in attending please purchase your tickets here 🙂 This will be a fun event.

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It is strength to laugh…

“Nothing is worth more than laughter. It is strength to laugh and to abandon oneself, to be light.” ― Frida Kahlo

Jump for joy photo of the day – Sascha Rochon! July 23, 2013

Jumping joy at Stanley Park in Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you…

“The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion.” – Terry Orlick

Afternoon self-portrait jumping joy photo by Eyoälha

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

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

I found this spot under the second narrows bridge in North Vancouver one day and decided to jump around a bit and take some photos… The things I do to entertain myself, it was a lot of fun 🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Three Simple Rules in Life…

“Three Simple Rules in Life

1. If you do not go after what 
you want, you will never have it.
2. If you don’t ask, the answer will 
always be NO.
3. If you do not step forward,
 you’ll always be in the same place.” – unknown

Jump for joy photo of the day – Tiffany Tatum! July 22, 2013

Beautiful jumping joy on black lava cliffs in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a fantastic day!

to be that person…

“Live the life you’d be envious of if you saw someone else living it. This is my personal mantra. Whenever I’m going through a difficult time, like a breakup, and I’m wishing to be the person who could get over it and move on, I tell myself to be that person. Instead of waiting to be inspired by someone else and being jealous that they’re living a life I wish I had, I tell myself not to wait for that moment and to start being the person I want to be. If you wish you were the woman who went for that big promotion, learned a second language, dumped that guy who cheated on you, then just be that person. Think, if I have the energy to wish for it, I have the energy to do it.” — Olivia Munn

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Jose Gavina!

Winter time jumping joy and playing in the snow at Seymour Mountain in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a great day!

be ready for your opportunity…

“The secret of success in life is for you to be ready for your opportunity when it comes.” – Heather Habura

Jump for joy photo of the day – Sierra Tasi-Baker! July 21, 2013

Jumping for joy in North Vancouver, BC Canada.

Have a fantastic day!

laughter will open…

“Your laughter will open a thousand and one roses within you.” – Osho

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Michael Lyons!

Jumping for joy in his Vegan restaurant – GRAZE – in Vancouver, BC Canada.

happiness that is genuinely satisfying…

“The happiness that is genuinely satisfying is accompanied by the fullest exercise of our faculties and the fullest realization of the world in which we live.” – Bertrand Russell

Jump for joy photo of the day – Samantha Gray! July 20, 2013

Gymnest jumping joy in the UBC endowment land trails, Vancouver BC Canada.

Have a wonderful day!

we become what we think…

“We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”
 – Buddha

Afternoon jumping joy photo – Marc Andre Gagnon and Taj Jure!

Beautiful jumping joy on the beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

Have a splendid day!