You Heard It Here: Happiness Is…

Living in the moment.

I know this might sound like a cop-out, but it’s true. Lately, I’ve been trying really hard to live in the moment and enjoy each day for what it is. I know I have to look ahead to plan the future, but I’m trying to worry less about the future and live in the now.

Take for instance the milestone birthday coming up for my daughter. I’m trying not to freak out that she’s turning 18. So much happens when she celebrates this birthday. She’ll be able to vote. She’ll no longer be under a state imposed curfew. (Just mine. Haha) She’ll no longer be considered a minor. Holy smokes. How did that happen?


(Here’s the kid on our last Hawaiian sunset. Love that smile. Love that girl!)

See what just happened there? I got ahead of myself. Because she is NOT yet 18 and I’m not going to stress. And when that birthday happens and all those things that go along with it come to fruition, I will be happy for her and not at all stressed.

I’m pretty good about letting go of the past. I can’t tell you how important I think that is. Holding onto the past never did anyone any favors. I truly believe that. To live a healthy life, people need to move forward and deal with what’s happening now.

And speaking of now. Right now, I’m enjoying being a full time author. Not only that, I’m crazy happy to be able to attend my daughter’s last high school soccer games. I have time to walk the dogs, make dinner and read a little along with writing every day. As much as I love my day job, it’s really hard to fit everything in. Actually, it’s practically impossible. So when I have these breaks from Hollywood, I enjoy them as much as I can.

Before I forget… this is my last chance to shout out Eight Nights with a Hero! It’s gone in 11 days so snag it now for 99 cents! You’ll be glad you did!


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So, tell me…How are you at living in the moment? And besides that, what’s your happiness this month?


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… — 6 Comments

  1. I know what it’s like for life to change in a blink of an eye. We have to cherish the now moments. Hope your daughter enjoys her special day.

    • Hi Julie,
      Thank you! The big day is tomorrow. Still can’t believe it! My daughter actually has her school winter formal tomorrow, so I’m sure she’ll have a great time! And those blink of an eye changes are the worst, aren’t they? Hugs! Thanks for stopping in!

  2. I agree in the letting go of the past bit. Absolutely, because it only drags you down. We can learn from our past but must constantly move forward. I’m always amused by the old men who set around telling their stories…the same ones, over and over, and over again. Yet you ask them if they want to go out to eat, or to a movie (and make new things to talk about) they’ll say something like, “No. I’ll stay home. Putter in the garden.” I don’t want to be like the old men. 😉

    • Hi Robena,
      I’m with you! I mean, I have nothing against story telling, but it doesn’t mean you have to LIVE in the past. Gotta keep things moving along! Thanks for coming by! I’m looking forward to our upcoming endeavor!

  3. Hi Dee,

    Happy b-day to your daughter–the adult! Our little guy just turned 6, so I’m pretty good about living in the moment right now. (Sometimes a few seconds to sit back and reflect sounds awfully nice). 😉

    Enjoy your hiatus!

    • Hi Samanthe,
      I’m so sorry I never saw this until just now! I don’t know why it didn’t post immediately. So weird! Congrats on 6! We have 18 officially tomorrow. Crazy. I still don’t believe it! I’m trying to get better about reflecting and living in the moment. I still need work at it. Have a great weekend! Thanks for dropping in!