But then I think about what makes me happy. What it is about life that can bring a smile to my face?
Well, there's the enjoyment of seeing your name on the cover of a book - see mine below! Yea!
This certainly brings a smile to my face. But there's many other things in life that give me reason to smile.
1) My kids, hubby, and family
2) My dog - she is a bundle of hyper tension and excitement!
3) My blessings - home, job, etc.
4) My creativity - even on those days where my Muse Mistress takes a break.
5) My friends -especially my best friend and fellow author, Holly Greenfield.
6) My health and the health of my family
7) Just being alive.
There's so many others to think of, but this is my mini-list I use to remind myself of things to be happy for on those days where it feels like everything has gone wrong. And believe me, I have those days. Who doesn't?
I firmly believe that we make our day what it is by the attitude we carry with us. If I wake up with the worst attitude, or let a brief moment of irritation ruin my mood, then my day is shot to negativity. And believe me, working in customer service as I do, there are MANY moments of irritation (don't tell my boss). But if I can try to focus on the things that make me happy, I can move past those moments and be positive again.
So let's take a minute and think about what makes us smile. Tell me - what are your happy thoughts? No trying to fly now, please. :)
Available now at The Wild Rose Press
Lover's Bargain - a historical romance
Desperate to be free of her wretched life, Mattie Evans trusts her dishonest father and embarks on a journey to Texas to live with an aunt she never knew she had. When she finds herself sold into a mail-order-bride service, her hope quickly fades.
Rancher Cole Hartley wants no part of long-term commitment. But what's wrong with a little satisfaction in the arms of a beautiful woman? Especially when she needs his help to escape a hopeless situation. Cole proposes a bargain to Mattie. He'll pay her release fee and send her wherever she wants to go the following day. The catch? She spends one night as his wife -- in his bed.
As feelings long buried surface, can Mattie and Cole open their eyes to the promise of happiness a future together can bring?
Thanks for visiting with me today!