Friday, January 5, 2018

Happy New Year

Make Mine Mystery

January 5, 2017

Happy New Year!
And that’s exactly what I plan to do. Happiness is my goal as it should be everyone’s. It’s not always easy, we all face tough times and its okay to be stressed, scared, sad. I’ve certainly been through that. This last year I had loved ones pass away, failed in so many ways, got angry, yelled at people…and had my heart broken.
But I do live a pretty good life. Believe me I’m not rich but I’m better off than some and many people think that that should bring me happiness. It doesn’t.
I’ve been chasing after what I thought Happiness was. Getting married, having children, buying a home, a car, a college education, my kids educated. It did give me a moment of happiness. But in all honesty the reward doesn’t last.

What I found that brings me happiness is giving. I get so much more out of life from giving of myself in some way. It brings me great joy and yes, happiness, it fills my heart with love for others.
My New Year’s resolution will be to write a To Do List and it will be about giving.

So Stop for a moment! Breathe! Be with your loved ones! And reach out and touch others!

Linda L. Kane MA in Education, PPS, School Psychologist, and Learning Disability Specialist, is the author of The Black Madonna, Chilled to the Bones, and Murder on the Vine, A Daisy Murphy Mystery. She lives with her husband, three dogs, one bird, and six horses in California.


Linda Thorne said...

Happy New Year to you too Linda Kane. I enjoyed your post.

Morgan Mandel said...

It's very true that making someone else happy is one of the best tonics!