I clipped this cartoon out of the back of Real Simple magazine years ago by Monica Sheehan called “Be Happy”. (Now available as a book, among a few other of her books.) I had it framed back then and it was essentially buried deep into the pit of my den. Upon the recent discovery of the piece, I made copy and framed it for Olaina.
The frame is now sitting on my new desk; its twin sister on Olaina’s dresser and occasionally follows her around as she works. Since I am in support of Ms. Sheehan’s good work, I’m not going to reprint that piece here. But I am going to do my own interpretation: her words, my pictures. I hope this inspires you as much as it has for me.
ETA: OMGBBQ! The REAL Monica shows up here to leave a comment! I am truly honored. And thrilled!Â It’s always an honor to have the people you speak of shows up to comment like last time.
(Yes, click on this little arrow here. I finally figured out that “jump” thing!)
BE HAPPY…by Monica Sheehan
Have a sense of wonder
Do things you’re good at
Read books – RIP both Christmas and Thumper.
Love your work
Face your fears
Believe in yourself
Stay close to friends and family
Let your heart be your guide