#1 NYT bestselling author Linda Lael Miller


Sunny with patches of blog…

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.)

2 comments to “Sunny with patches of blog…”

  1. Hilda
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      · December 22nd, 2011 at 4:26 pm · Link

    Merry Christmas, Linda! Enjoy your visit with your family. I'm so glad that, so far, we haven't seemed to suffer any bad weather in Washington State. It's sunny and clear in Seattle, but dang cold! We will count our blessings as we celebrate HIS birthday! Hilda



  2. Lois
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      · December 22nd, 2011 at 7:19 pm · Link

    Merry Christmas to you and your family and critters. May it be blessed.



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