Monday, November 16, 2009

Happiness Is...

It's one of those rare Mondays for me.

The kind where I'm actually optimistic about the week ahead. Life is good. Everything will be all right.

I know. What's going on with me?

I'm not sure. But I think it might have something to do with two things: One, I had a great weekend. It was nice and relaxed with two of the most gorgeous November days I've ever seen. Lots of family hanging out time. Watched a movie, had some ice cream, watched some football, laughed at my son's jokes, laughed at my other son's babysitting tales. And I watched my daughter perform on stage in her school play on Friday and Saturday night, just loving the amazing person she is. Life is really good.

The second is romance author Holly Jacobs. I'm envious of her happy-go-lucky personality and simple joy of life. She's been spreading her charm this month with a Giving Glee contest. I love the thought behind it, and I love the stories that have been coming in. More info here:

Sometimes it's nice to know the world isn't always about doom and gloom, that news isn't always bad, that life can be good even in some trying times.

This week I'm choosing to look on the bright side. I'm going to give some glee. And I'm going carry my fabulous weekend into a great week.

How about you?



  1. Great idea, Heather! I think I've been too stressed lately and not enjoying the little things. I'll follow your lead....thanks!

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  2. Great post Heather and something we should all keep in mind and try to live by. It's a little easier for me this time of year because I love the holidays so much and look forward to the next several weeks.

  3. I just saw the Rockefeller Christmas tree and that put a smile on my face. I can't wait to see it once it is fully decorated. Now, that is happiness.

  4. I love this time of year, too. Makes me appreciate everything just a little bit more. And every once in a while, I need that reminder!

    Dru, I bet that tree is impressive!

  5. My week has started out pretty good. I received a contract in the mail today for an article I wrote for Pennsylvania Magazine, plus three of my photos. Okay, it isn't a book deal, but it's a paid gig and right now that's reason to celebrate!

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  7. That's definitely reason to celebrate, Annette! Congrats! Will the article be online too? If so, be sure to post a link.