what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for…

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” – Epicurus

Lenora Gates @lenoragates #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 4, 2015

The beauty of nature shines though no matter the weather, spring in Vancouver brings some grey cloudy days… this natural beauty is reason to jump for joy everyday.

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Jigme Nehring + Courtney Watkins @MineandYoursCo #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 3, 2015

Jumping into spring with the cherry blossoms in bloom.. simply beautiful :) Jump for joy! Features on these lovely ladies coming soon.

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I feel this is right for me…

“There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
‘I feel this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.’
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you–just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.” – Shel Silverstein

Marc and Taj #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 2, 2015

A beautiful day of beach jumping joy in Kauai, Hawaii. Loads of fun and lots of laughing.

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be the greatest version of ourselves… @SteveMaraboli #jumpforjoyphoto

“I have come to believe that our innate purpose is nothing more than to be the greatest version of ourselves. It is a process of refinement, improvement, and enhancement. When you are aligned with this process and living your purpose, you have the potential of creating something amazing.” ― Steve Maraboli

Tammy Gillis @Tammy_F_Gillis #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! March 1, 2015

Jump, jump, jump for joy :) This was a fun jumping shoot with the lovely Tammy Gillis.

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Passion is energy… @Oprah #quote #jumpforjoyphoto

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

Ashleigh (McIvor) DeMerit @ashleighmcivor #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 28, 2015

Ashleigh taking a beautiful leap for joy on a crisp fall day in Vancouver … she is actually jumping with the Gold Medal she won skiing in the winter olympics! Inspiring. An amazing accomplishment and perfect reason to jump for joy :)

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Katharina Pretl #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 27, 2015

This was an epic day or hiking, playing and jumping for joy through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, California. So fun.

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#TBT #jumpforjoyphoto Featuring Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

Enjoy reading all about what inspires Sunny Lenarduzzi in her Jump for Joy Feature from Oct. 13, 2014 – Jump for Joy!

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I make my own life and no one else makes it for me…

“I exist, I am, I am here, I am becoming, I make my own life and no one else makes it for me. I must face my own shortcomings, mistakes, transgressions. No one can suffer my non-being as I do, but tomorrow is another day, and I must decide to leave my bed and live again.” – Leo Buscaglia

Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve…

“Wear your art like your heart on your sleeve and keep it alive by making people feel a little better. Feel a little lighter. Create art in order for yourself to become yourself and let your very existence be your song, your poem, your story. Let your very identity be your book.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

Lucy and Paty Lomeli #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 22, 2015

Lucy and Paty are two of the sweetest sisters you will ever meet, this shoot was full of joy. We took a little Canadian souvenir photo for them to send home to Mexico on this little hill near Granville Island ;)

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Featuring Roland Tanglao @rtanglao #jumpforjoyphoto Newsletter Archive from Sept. 22, 2014

Q: Philosophy?
A: Take the shot. Don’t hesitate to take your shot whether it’s a photo or the next opportunity in life.

Read more about what inspires Roland here: Jump for Joy Featuring Roland Tanglao from September 22, 2014

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Vicho! #Jumpforjoyphoto of the day, Feb. 19, 2015

I love this little guy, it makes me smile just to see this photo :) Hope you smile too!

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Jump for Joy Photo Project is in the news.. in ITALY! Repubblica.it – Salti di Gioia per Celebrare la Vita

Repubblica.it - Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Repubblica.it – Salti di gioia per celebrare la vita Feb. 18, 2015

Anyone speak or read Italian? There ia a nice photo gallery of my photos in here.. take a look through :) www.repubblica.it

you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective…

“Life is a repeated cycle of getting lost and then finding yourself again. There are many smaller cycles within that cycle where you get lost to a smaller degree and then remember yourself again. Sometimes you do it to yourself on purpose, consciously or unconsciously. Every time you get lost it is so that you can learn something or experience something from a different perspective.” ― Jay Woodman

Charlie Kerr @jpnsgrls #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 18, 2015

Charlie Kerr, front man for the Band JPNSGRLS spreading some jovial jumping joy in Gastown.

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Brock Tully #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 17, 2015

For the pure joy of jumping and playing in the sunshine. Kindness Rocks!

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Wildness reminds us what it means to be human… Terry Tempest Williams

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from. Finding beauty in a broken world is creating beauty in the world we find.” – Terry Tempest Williams

Theresa Walsh @treehousevision #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 16, 2015

A big fun jump for joy with Theresa Tree in the trees. Playful and vibrant.

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the more life opens up… Jackson Kiddard #jumpforjoy

“Go to your fears, sit with them, stare at them. Your fears are your friend, their only job is to show you undeveloped parts of yourself that you need to cultivate to live a happy life. The more you do the things you’re most afraid of doing the more life opens up. Embrace your fears and your fears will embrace you.” – Jackson Kiddard

Kerri Waite #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 15, 2015

The joy of jumping around on the Vancouver Seawall on a sunny day in Vancouver. SO fun! Lifts the spirits :)

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I love you simply… @_PabloNeruda #HappyValentinesDay #jumpforjoy

One of my favourite love poems…

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.” – Pablo Neruda

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Today you are You, that is truer than true… @TheDrSeussQuote

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” ― Dr. Seuss

Focus on what brings YOU joy… @1lahart

“Do what makes YOU happy. Focus on what brings YOU joy. Appreciate and do more things that make YOU smile. Live your life for yourself. You matter! You count! You’re deserving of true happiness! This is YOUR life. Live it to the fullest! Live life with no regrets.” ― Stephanie Lahart

#TBT #jumpforjoy Newsletter Archive Featuring Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014

Throw back to last year jumping joy with Maria and her son, read what she had to say about her experience jumping here: Newsletter Archive Featuring Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014


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An email from Joe Carlson about the #Vancouver #JumpforJoyPhoto #Mural @MuralityArt @eyoalha

I received this touching email yesterday from a fellow named Joe Carlson. I went by to see what had been done…

They did a great job of pasting back pieces that had started to peel off due to water damage… unfortunately, some of the repairs were made with sections of my unused posters randomly pasted over top of the mural like big mismatched Band-Aids (as the artist I would have made different choices for my work so wish I had been there myself). However, it is the thought that counts. I am very appreciative of whoever took the time to voluntarily repair the water damaged areas pealing off the wall.

Thank you Amalia and whoever your friends are that did the work…

Joe gave me permission to share his lovely email with you, please take a moment to look through his wonderful photographs here: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

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Hello Eyoalha;

My name is Joe Carlson, at the end of January, I was downtown and found your amazing mural. I ended up at the mural twice in 3 days.I hung around and got some cool shots of your mural, people in the lane and the 2 gentlemen sprucing up your mural.

I posted my photos on Facebook, people were surprised at where the mural was and thought it was a great idea and very cool…

I just thought you would like to know that your work was appreciated.

I did not attach the photos that I took , I thought it would be easier for you to see them at my website: joecarlsonthroughthelens.com

This is what I said on Facebook:

“I was downtown on January 26th to do some street photography and found this mural in a lane off of Main and Pender. I stayed for a while and took some photos of the mural and some people. I saw that it was called the Jump for Joy photo project. I noticed that some of the mural was peeling away from the wall of the building. (this comment will make sense in a moment) I went on line to find out what the project was, this is what it says:

“Completed August 4, 2014: 9000 sq. ft. Jump for Joy Photo Mural in the lane way of 161 East Pender Street, Vancouver BC Canada. The mural is a compilation of photos of almost 200 people jumping for joy in different parts of Vancouver. The photos have been enlarged to 4×4 ft. and printed on 11×17 sheets cut and pasted together, then pasted to the wall.”

On January 28th I was back downtown and was walking by the mural and noticed a workman on a ladder fixing the mural. I spoke to the gentleman holding the ladder and found he was a friend of the person who owned the building. They were there volunteering to do some repairs to the mural. I stayed for a while talking and taking some photos. They were still working when I left. I just thought it was a cool little story that evolved by visiting the same place twice over 3 days. It’s amazing who you meet when wandering and how creative and talented people are….”

Take care, Joe

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Thank you joe! :)

find the one reason why you can achieve it…

“Remember, the thoughts that you think and the statements you make regarding yourself determine your mental attitude. If you have a worthwhile objective, find the one reason why you can achieve it…” ― Napoleon Hill

Sophie Simone and Danielle Marchant @SheRecruits #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 11, 2015

Sophie and Danielle rocking it out on a super fun, joy filled jumping day in Vancouver BC Canada. Feeling uplifted and can’t help but smile :)

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Ahbyah Baker and Robert Turriff #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 7, 2015

Two of Vancouver’s great artists, jump for joy! This photo always makes me smile.

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be excited to be alive…

“You ruin your life by tolerating it. At the end of the day you should be excited to be alive. When you settle for anything less than what you innately desire, you destroy the possibility that lives inside of you, and in that way you cheat both yourself and the world of your potential. The next Michelangelo could be sitting behind a Macbook right now writing an invoice for paperclips, because it pays the bills, or because it is comfortable, or because he can tolerate it. Do not let this happen to you. Do not ruin your life this way. Life and work, and life and love, are not irrespective of each other. They are intrinsically linked. We have to strive to do extraordinary work, we have to strive to find extraordinary love. Only then will we tap into an extraordinarily blissful life.” — Bianca Sparacino

#TBT #jumpforjoy Featuring Maria Kritikos @Maria_Kritikos from September 15, 2014

Pulled from the Newsletter Feature Archives, here is Maria Kritikos from September 15, 2014

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you have more control than you realize…

“Look in the mirror every day and say, I am in charge. You might not have control over every phase of your life, but you have more control than you realize, and you are responsible for your own ‪‎happiness‬ and ‪success‬.” – Harvey Mackay

Practice rather than preach…

“Practice rather than preach. Make of your life an affirmation, defined by your ideals, not the negation of others. Dare to the level of your capability then go beyond to a higher level.” – Alexander Haig

Dave Nickel #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Feb. 1, 2015

A fun and spontaneous jump for joy with Dave by Kitsilano beach on a grey cloudy day.. a jump like this lifts us all up :)

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choose what will occupy our minds…

“We have the ability to choose … We can choose what will occupy our minds, and how we will act.” – Kathy Kalina

Keaton Soros #jumpforjoy photo of the day! Jan. 30, 2015

A massive high kick jump for joy on the beach near Burrard Bridge. Some pretty powerful energy there!

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Qelsey Zeeper @QelseyZeeper #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 24, 2015

Having a fun shoot, being silly and playing around :) Jump for Joy!

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Klara Jahrig @KJahrig #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 22, 2015

Feeling free and jumping for joy in the beautiful sunshine at English Bay beach, Vancouver.

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beware of your character for it becomes your destiny… @DVF

“Beware of your thoughts for they become words, beware of your words for they become actions, beware of your actions for they become habits, beware of your habits for they become character, beware of your character for it becomes your destiny.” ― Diane Von Furstenberg

Sunny Lenarduzzi @SunnyLenarduzzi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 19, 2015

Playing on the dock in Coal harbour with the fabulously fun Sunny Lenarduzzi. Jump for joy!

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You have a large amount of unrealized potential… @ralphmarston #jumpforjoyphoto

“You have a large amount of unrealized potential. Choose today, right now, to begin fulfilling more of that great potential.” — Ralph Marston

Life is pure adventure… @DrMayaAngelou #jumpforjoyphoto

“Life is pure adventure, and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art.” – Maya Angelou

Rejoice, for your soul is alive…

“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things in nature have a message you understand, Rejoice, for your soul is alive.” – Eleanora Duse

Surya Devi @suryadevi #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 9, 2015

Getting some incredible hight jumping for joy at 3rd beach in Stanley Park, Vancouver.

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you alone are painting your own canvas… @Oprah

“With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice.” – Oprah Winfrey

Tara Jankovic #jumpforjoyphoto of the day! Jan. 5, 2015

Great fun doing some creative jumping for joy in front of the Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden’s.

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Start where you are…

“Start now. Start where you are. Start with fear. Start with pain. Start with doubt. Start with hands shaking. Start with voice trembling but start. Start and don’t stop. Start where you are, with what you have. Just … start.” – Ijeoma Umebinyuo