You Heard It Here: Happiness Is…

I’m going to be honest… as I mentioned to a twitter pal not so long ago, life keeps throwing hurdles and I keep jumping. Finding a “Happiness Is” has been a little tougher for me this month.

I’ve made myself focus on each day so I can face all the things happening in my life and since this past weekend was Father’s Day and my little family took a much needed 2 day vacay to La Jolla, I can say that happiness is spending time with my awesome family.

Here's the view from our room in La Jolla. Not bad, right?

Here’s the view from our room in La Jolla. Not bad, right?

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There may be only 3 of us, but we are mighty. We talk, we laugh, we get along and we (usually!) respect each other. Happiness was also spending time with my big brother and his wife. Two people I love and don’t get to see nearly enough.

I know my I’ve had past post where I’ve mentioned my gratitude for my husband and daughter, but somethings are so special that they deserve the shout. My family is one of them.

AND… because I just this evening received a couple of print copies of Against The Wall, I must also say that happiness is watching my dreams become reality. Not only do I have an amazing family, but seeing my story in print and knowing it’s available for anyone who wants a copy has absolutely lifted my spirits in ways you can’t even imagine! Those beach shots are gorgeous… but check this out…


What about you? What’s your happiness this month?


You Heard It Here: Happiness Is… — 10 Comments

  1. Congrats! on the print book. That’s awesome. Yay, you!

    And La Jolla looks gorgeous. Have not been there in years. Must change that. : ) My happiness has been in finding quality writing time after months of promo and nonsense. It feels so good to back in the zone. Not the danger zone…the happy zone.

    • Hi Robena,
      LOL. You’re funny. It was a gorgeous two days. Our goal is to be able to be there at least 4 nights next time. Two isn’t nearly enough. So glad you’ve found quality writing time. I’m still searching for that.

  2. Happiness is being on vacation. The last couple of weeks we’ve been visiting family, including our daughter, who we don’t get to see nearly enough. Today we’re in northern Minnesota playing golf. Tomorrow we’ll play another round and then head home. Back to reality.

    • Hi Jana,
      Ah, yes! Vacation! Something we all need to do more often as far as I’m concerned! Sounds like you’re having fun! Yay you! Enjoy your golf!

  3. I’m always grateful for Bill, my hubby. He gave me things I never even dreamed of – a home and a family.

    I’m also grateful for my sister – my only remaining/living relative from my family. We still love to laugh together, and my daughter accuses us of sound exactaly alike when we laugh. Is that possible?

    I guess that’s what families are about.

    I’m also grateful to know you, Peaches, and to see a print version of Against the Wall!

    • Aw!!! I love that list! Bill, your sis and me! I’m in good company. I’ve always said one of the best things that writing did was to introduce me to you. I love how that happened. I am VERY grateful for my awesome CPs!

    • Hi Ella,
      That sounds lovely! Always a nice “happiness is.” Although for me, I’d have to add “chai” between the ‘hot’ and ‘tea.’ LOL. OR… maybe a hot chocolate! Might have to mix it up every now and then. Thanks for coming by!

  4. Happiness is a family vacay! Even a weekend getaway can be just the thing when you’ve been moving at warp speed for too long.

    Seeing your gorgeous new release in print? That sounds pretty good too. Congratulations!

    • Hi Sam,
      Thank you! Yes! Can’t complain about a nice family get-away, complete with a beach and perfect weather! Honestly, I’m ready to stop this warp speed thing.