Happiness is a choice…

It’s been four days since I last posted and I sincerely apologize for that. As you may recall I was having computer troubles. It seems to be fixed for now, but with all of these viruses surfing the vast unknowns of the internet, I will never know.
Before I forget, I have a book signing coming up! I am so excited! This is my first official one. It will be held at Borders in Avondale, AZ. The day and time will be determined in a few days and I will be posting that as well. But I have to say I’m pretty nervous about that. It’s a big deal, a big step, and sometimes I’m terrified. However, I do have an amazing support system, and you my dear readers, are part of that. I wholeheartedly thank you!
Friendships are so important in our lives. I don’t think I’ve ever met an individual who was ecstatic about being alone. We thrive on the people around us. You know that feeling, when everything seems to be falling apart, and a friend walks over and just puts their arms around you and smiles? No matter what’s going on in our lives, that little gesture makes it better, if only for a moment. Those special moments are what makes are lives beautiful. Yet, what we receive, we must give back. Everyone needs a friend at some point in their lives. Wouldn’t it be an amazing accomplishment to be that friend? I was on a receiving end of that kindness just yesterday. A few very special coworkers took it upon themselves to donate a few dollars for my trip. The money was given with a smile and a kind word, and that was as appreciated as the money itself. When are we going to stop worrying about things that really do not matter? When are we going to stop and be an encouragement to someone? A friend? A sweet hug? A smile? We all live in this world together, so why not take the time and share the kindness with our “family”? I’m not saying we should all sit around, hold hands and sing. But I am saying that there are people in our lives that we take for granted every day, and its about time we stop and tell our best friend, our family member, our coworker that we are thankful to have them in our lives! Take the time to share a smile with the people around you, you will never be sorry. Someone once said, “Happiness is a choice we make every morning – a promise to ourselves, sworn on a waking smile.” I encourage you to share that with your loved ones today.