What Is Happiness To You?

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What Is Happiness To You?

Happiness is more than a warm puppy for seniors.

Happiness is senior discounts, early bird specials and handicap parking.
Happiness is grandchildren who call even when it is not your birthday.
Happiness is a warm fire and all the books you have yet to read.
Happiness is a paid off mortgage and/or a reverse mortgage.
Happiness is hearing the word benign.
Happiness is learning to program a smart phone.
Happiness is enjoying seven days of weekends.
Happiness is an affordable haircut.
Happiness is still having hair.
Happiness is a social security check.
Happiness is sleeping in your own bed after a long journey.
Happiness is a good mattress that lets you sleep through the night.
Happiness is an unexpected visit with a friend. Happiness is having friends.
Happiness is a movie you don’t remember seeing the first time.
Happiness is free coffee at McDonald’s. Happiness is a good cup of tea.
Happiness is knowing all the questions on Jeopardy!
Happiness is finding the lowest gas price in town. Happiness is a full tank.
Happiness is the last car payment.
Happiness is bringing a smile to someone.
Happiness is a purring cat.
Happiness is seeing clearly again after cataract surgery.
Happiness is Bingo. Happiness is winning at Bingo.
Happiness is duplicate bridge.
Happiness is accumulating master points at duplicate bridge.
Happiness is old movies on TCM.
Happiness is a warm, fluffy bathrobe on cold mornings.
Happiness is bumping into an old friend and remembering old friend’s name.
Happiness is not needing Google to remember something.
Happiness is having Google there when you can’t remember.
Happiness is finding something you thought you had lost.
Happiness is remembering why you walked into a room.
Happiness is the early morning smell of fresh coffee.
Happiness is losing that last five pounds and fitting into old slim jeans.
Happiness is laughing so hard you can’t stop.
Happiness is homemade soup and summer tomatoes.
Happiness (for a Southerner) is fried chicken.
Happiness is a good physical checkup after eating fried chicken.
Happiness (for a Southerner) is sweet tea.
Happiness is good health insurance.
Happiness is old photos.
Happiness is being computer literate.
Happiness is receiving email but not too much of it.
Happiness is snail mail from someone you thought had died.
Happiness is soaking for an hour in a big bathtub.
Happiness is loving someone and being loved in return.
Happiness is being married to your best friend.
Editor’s Note:
 Cappy Hall Rearick is a humor columnist for the Lowcountry Sun in Charleston, South Carolina. She is the author of seven published books. Visit her at www.simplysoutherncappy.com.


Cappy Hall Rearick was born in Orangeburg, South Carolina. She was an English major at the University of South Carolina and later became a Flight Attendant for American Airlines. Some years later, she moved to Los Angeles and then to Pennsylvania. In 1994, she returned to her beloved South to settle in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia with her husband Bill.

Cappy, an award winning short story writer and syndicated columnist, is the author ofseveral successful columns, including:ALIVE AND WELL IN HOLLYWOOD, TIDINGS, SIMPLY SOUTHERN and PUTTIN’ ON THE GRITZ monthly in the Lowcountry Sun Newspaper in Charleston, SC. She also writes an e-column called SIMPLY SOMETHING.

Cappy is past president of the Southeastern Writers Association. Her recently published novel, THE ROAD TO HELL IS SELDOM SEEN, a 2012 nominee for the Georgia Author of the Year, is available at www.amazon.comin print and can be downloaded and enjoyed at Kindle, Nook and all the electronic readers. Get ready to read and do nothing else because it’s a page-turner!

She is writing her next book, BRIDGING THE GAP, a psychological novel of deception and suspense. The SIMPLY books (SIMPLY SOUTHERN; SIMPLY SOUTHERN EASE; SIMPLY CHRISTMAS) are bound to make you laugh and maybe even tear up a little bit, especially if you enjoy remembering the good old days. With every page you turn, however, Cappy Hall Rearick will bring the South alive for you.

Rearick holds membership in the Georgia Writers, South Carolina Writers, Atlanta Writers Club, Florida Writers, North Carolina Writers and she is a sitting Board member of the Southeastern Writers Association.

In addition to writing, Cappy is a popular public speaker and can breathe new life into those good old days for your conference attendees. She is a dynamic creative writing instructor and is available to teach classes in column writing, Southern fiction, humor, memoir and short story writing. She brings forth fresh ideas to match her imaginative ways of turning a phrase. Book her now … and breathe new life into your next writer’s conference. Attendees will learn a lot, laugh a lot and go away itching to write better than ever.

If you would like to receive a monthly column of SIMPLY SOMETHING via email, send your request along with your email address to Cappy at: cappyhall@comcast.net She will be delighted to add your name to the preferred column list.

Read Cappy’s BLOG at: simplycappy.blogspot.com

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