Sunny with patches of blog…

Wednesday, Dec 21

Busy times at my house, and I’m sure it’s the same at yours.  Wendy and Jeremy arrived last night–it’s so wonderful to have them right here at this table as I write this blog. 

I’ll bet you’re as busy as I am, or maybe even busier.  My shopping is mostly finished, thank heaven–more and more, I buy gifts online–it’s so convenient.  The stores are just plain crazy at this time of year, of course.

I’m reading a good book–the premise is that at least 40 percent of the time, happiness is a chooseable option.  Sad times come to all of us, of course, but with a little work, we can train ourselves to focus on the blessings instead of the things we’d like to change.  It’s even possible to be sad and grateful at the same time–I learned that losing my Sadie-beagle.  I miss her goofy good-hearted self every day, and I still cry sometimes, but at the same time I feel incredibly grateful for all the joy, laughter and company she brought into my life.  So many wonderful stories begin with, “Remember when Sadie—-?”

We’re shopping for groceries today–strangely enough, my guests aren’t interested in eating the fabulous food on the D.I.E.T.  I’m perfectly fine with it, though I will be indulging in turkey dinner on Christmas Day, right along with the rest of the family.  🙂

The sun is shining and the weather is very cold.  My Santa Monica-based visitors are in the market for heavier coats.  🙂

So, anyway, grab your 40 percent chance (personally, I think it’s higher than 40 percent), and choose to be happy today.

Blessings to you–and I’ll blog tomorrow, I promise.  (At some point in the day.)

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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