Be Someone That Makes You Happy

It seems like no matter where I look, I see so many people that seem so unhappy. I see people that are angry, bitter, jealous, and sometimes just downright mean, but happy people are hard to find. Why not be someone that make you happy? So many people say if they could meet that perfect mate that you would happy. Or if they had this or that, then they would be happy. They just don’t realize that the happy they are looking for is inside them. That is where happy resides and that is really the only true, long-lasting happy that anyone needs.

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Yes, you really can make yourself happy without any help from anybody else or anything else. The first place to start making yourself happy is to start with a positive attitude. The things that you want someone else to say to you, say them to yourself. Get rid of any negative thoughts and definitely don’t actually say those things out loud, to yourself or anybody else.

If you start with just that one thing, in time you will see that you really can be someone that makes you happy!

Celebration Doodle Flower

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Celebration Doodle Flowers is a fun original painting created by Debi Payne Designs featuring three whimsical long stem, tear drop shaped doodle flowers. The flowers are in bright colors of yellow, teal, purple and pink with green stems and leaves. The flowers are accented with multiple sketchy lines to give this sweet hand drawn design a sketched effect.

I have created products using this delightful design for both my Debi Payne Designs and Inspiration Station stores on Zazzle.

In Debi Payne Designs I have added a purple watercolor background where you can personalize your product by adding your name or any text that you choose.

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In Inspiration Station I have created products using a purple mixed media background and added the text “Be Someone That Makes You Happy”. These products can be used as a reminder to keep you attitude positive.

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New Shoes

"Sassy Shoes" Collection by Debi Payne

“Sassy Shoes” Collection by Debi Payne

When I was a very young child, from the time I first started walking until I was in the 7th grade I remember having to wear orthopedic shoes with metal plates in the shoes.  I’m not really sure why I had to wear these shoes and the braces but I do remember how much I hated them.

The metal braces made calices on the sides of my feet that remained as scares well into my adult life.  The shoes were big and heavy and most of all they were ugly.  On top of that they were very expensive.  Our family never had a lot of money but my parents always made sure that I had these corrective shoes.  One thing I can say about these shoes is that they were certainly durable.  They were as tough as an army tanker and there was nothing you could do to destroy them or wear them out.  However, as children do, I would outgrow them.

Everyday these were the shoes that I wore to school and to play in.  On Sundays my mother would let me wear pretty shoes to church, but when we got home, it was back to my ugly shoes.

When I was in the seventh grade the doctor finally said that I didn’t have to wear the corrective shoes anymore.  That was a very happy day for me!!! 

My mother and I went shopping to buy my first real pair of everyday shoes.  I will never forget those shoes.  They were red Keds canvas shoes.  They were so beautiful and I loved them.  The next day I wore my new shoes to school.  I remember feeling so happy and I was so proud of my new red shoes!  For the first time in my life I was wearing shoes like all the other girls.  I didn’t have to be ugly and different any more.

Perhaps it was those days that inspired me to create a collection of whimsical crazy shoes.  Everyday I wore those ugly shoes I would daydream of the day when I could wear cute, fashionable shoes that were cute and fun.  To this day I still don’t have very many pairs of shoes.  Yet with my Sassy Shoe collection I can have all the fun and happy shoes that I want!

If you know a ‘shoe diva’, click here to see some great products that make perfect gifts.