There’s a cool thing going on on Facebook right now that started November 1st, no, I’m not talking about NaNoWriMo, I’m talking about how some people took up the challenge to use the month of November to express their gratitude, one day at a time. Some of the people I’m friends with are doing this and I’ve enjoyed seeing their posts everyday so far. It’s a lovely thought and I think in the age of want/need and immediate gratification that thankfulness tends to get lost. So because it’s November and the month of Thanksgiving, then I thought I’d express some of my own gratitudes and allow you to do the same, if you’re so inclined.
These aren’t in any particular order…
*my husband who is my best friend, makes me laugh everyday, understands me in a way that no one else does and is a wonderful father
*my children, my two beautiful little girls have changed my life in so many ways and everyday they challenge me, test me, entertain me and surprise me
*my family, I have the greatest parents ever that have always encouraged me to follow my dreams and they still are cheering me on, and I have siblings and sibling-in-laws and nieces and nephews and they’re all awesome-on-a-stick
*my career, I am so blessed to be able to do what I love as a career, I love story, I love writing, I love sharing my books with readers, just the whole shebang
*my cats, I love my kitties so much, they’re just a special part of our family
*I’m thankful for my beautiful house, my new minivan (that is so cool, it makes me feel like a rock star when I drive it – hey, don’t judge me)
*my God and my spiritual relationship which is very important to me
*RWA and the writing community, I have made the greatest friendships of my life through my writing and for that I will always be grateful
*I’m thankful that I’m healthy and have the capability to be active (though clearly I need to do that more often!)
So how about you? What are you thankful for?